Magic Lantern Presents: LEVIATHAN
Cable Car Cinema & Cafe
April 10, 2013
Wednesday, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
An award-winning experimental documentary of New England's commercial fishing industry, LEVIATHAN follows a hulking groundfish trawler on a weeks-long fishing expedition through the murky black waters off the coast of New Bedford, Massachusetts: a city that once inspired Melville's Moby Dick. Yet rather than an observational report about fishing, LEVIATHAN presents a vivid, kaleidoscopic record of the commercial fishing world that speaks not only to the realities of the fishermen it depicts, but also to those of the fish they catch, the ship they inhabit, the birds that follow in their wake, and ultimately, the sea itself. Mesmerizing and gripping throughout, LEVIATHAN is a cosmic portrait of one of mankind's oldest endeavors.