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Thu, March 21, 7:15pm


Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)

Lucien Castaing-Taylor (co-director of Sweetgrass) and Véréna Paravel (co-director of Foreign Parts) paired up with sound artist Ernst Karel to create one of the most acclaimed films of the past year. In the very waters where Melville’s Pequod gave chase to Moby Dick, Leviathan captures the collaborative clash of man, nature, and machine. shot on a dozen cameras — tossed and tethered, passed from fisherman to filmmaker — it is a cosmic portrait of one of mankind’s oldest endeavors.

Ernst Karel in attendance.

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(Véréna Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor, 2012) 87 min

A groundbreaking, immersive portrait of the contemporary commercial fishing industry. Filmed off the coast of New Bedford, Massachusetts – at one time the whaling capital of the world as well...