Screening & Live Event
Blue Water, White Death

Part of 'Scope Docs: The Wild World in Widescreen
Sunday, November 3, 2019, 3:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater

With introduction by guest curator Jason Kohn

Dirs. Peter Gimbel, James Lipscomb. 1971, 99 mins. 35mm archival print courtesy of UCLA Film and Television Archive. In this real-life, high seas adventure, investment banker turned underwater explorer Peter Gimbel leads a crew of hippie Hemingways on a voyage to capture a Great White shark on film. Accompanied by folk singer Tom Chapin who gives their odyssey an air of pop mysticism, the lightly self-aggrandizing yet winningly earnest Americans attack their mission with genuinely child-like enthusiasm, yielding, at the last, some of the most awesome deep sea imagery ever filmed.
Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online.(Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)

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