Before all this business with Patty Duke happens, the Duluth Superior Film Festival has to have its opening reception, right? The five-day event kicks off Wednesday at Clyde Iron Works and includes a screening of “Expedition to the End of the World.”

The story: A schooner with a cast of artists and scientists travels to the melting massifs of Northeast Greenland. Along the way they will encounter polar bears, reminders from the Stone Age and new species. They will also come to question life.

“Expedition to the End of the World” is directed by Daniel Dencik, whose book “Via katastroferne” was nominated for Best Literature of the Year in Denmark in 2012.

Variety said of the movie: “With a mood and setting worthy of a murder story by Jack London, this audience-friendly, atmospheric work explores the ice-blocked fjords of northeastern Greenland.”

As for Patty Duke: She will be in town for the festival, which includes a June 1 screening of “You’ll Like My Mother” at Glensheen, where the movie was filmed.

GO SEE IT What: Duluth Superior Film Festival kickoff

When: 7 p.m. Wed.

Where: Clyde Iron Works, 2920 W. Michigan St.

Tickets: Free, open to the public

 

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