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Maritime Film Festival 2017

Just when you thought it was safe to go see a movie about the water. The Maritime Film Festival at Cal Maritime will give you plenty of reasons to think twice.

This year's selections span a variety of eras and genres.

The Maritime Film Festival is free and open to the public. All movies will be introduced by expert faculty at 7 p.m. in Rizza Auditorium on the campus of Cal Maritime. Free parking will be available in lots A and D. For directions and map of campus, visit www.csum.edu/map.

Deepwater Horizon, March 7

Introduced by Dr. Frank Yip. 
Film Description: A dramatization of the April 2010 disaster, when the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon exploded and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

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Expedition to the End of the World, March 14


Introduced by Dr. Alex Parker.
Film Description: On a three-mast schooner packed with artists and scientists, we set off towards the end of the world: the rapidly melting ice massifs in North-East Greenland. In their encounter with the new, unknown parts of our world, the crew addresses a number of questions of a fundamental, existential nature.


Lifeboat, March 21


Introduced by Dr. Sarah Senk.
Film Description: Survivors of a torpedoed ship find themselves in the same boat with one of the men who sunk it.


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Song of the Sea, March 28


Introduced by Dr. Dianne Meredith.
Film Description: Saoirse is a child who is the last of the selkies, women in Irish and Scottish legends who transform from seals into people. She escapes from her grandmother's home to journey to the sea and free fairy creatures trapped in the modern world.


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