Aurally clamorous and visually ravishing, shot mainly at night and mostly in close-up with a precipitously lurching camera, this documentary made by Harvard ethnographers Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel aboard a commercial fishing boat out of New Bedford abstracts the harvesting and processing of seafood into a vision of terrible beauty. The result is truly startling—Moby Dick as it might have been adapted by Stan Brakhage.

Playing in LA and other cities throughout the US. A complete list of theaters is available here.

Category: Film
Laemmle’s Music Hall 3
9036 Wilshire Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA