The Other Side of the Ice
A Documentary by Sprague Theobald
In 2009, Sprague Theobald and his family set sail for the infamous Northwest Passage, the Arctic sea route connecting the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans. Since 1906, a staggering number of people have died trying. From Newport, RI, through the Arctic and down to Seattle, it would be a five month, 8500 mile trek filled with deadly danger from ice and severe weather.
Reuniting his children and stepchildren after a bad divorce more than fifteen years earlier, the family embarked with untold hurts, and unspoken mistrusts. Mother Nature’s fury and personality clashes threatened to tear the crew apart. The Other Side of the Ice is a film of survival, adventure and ultimately redemption.
Review in The Providence Phoenix
“We urge you to see the documentary even prior to its Newport debut; it is compelling, raw, beautifully filmed, and makes you think, ‘I wouldn’t do that for a million dollars.’ And hey, any time you see the producer of a documentary essentially call himself a stupid asshole on camera, you know it’s cinéma vérité.” Read review