The “mindblowing” Leviathan screens at Squeaky Wheel


Squeaky Wheel keeps the greats coming this week with one of the year’s most critically praised films, “Leviathan.” (Nope, NOT the crappy sci-if one.) Here is a description of the film from the Squeaky site:

“For one night only, Sugar City presents a special screening at Squeaky Wheel of the groundbreaking, critically-acclaimed documentary Leviathan, a stunning and unforgettable portrait of the North Atlantic fishing industry that is unlike anything ever seen before on a movie screen. Don’t miss the ONLY Buffalo-area screening of this incredible film, which the New York Times called ‘filmmaking at its most visceral and immersive’ and the LA Weekly described as ‘mindblowing,’ with ‘some of the most astonishing footage ever captured.’,

It is directed by Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor, the acclaimed team from the Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard and directors of the 2009 film Sweetgrass. The team “find their jumping-off point in New Bedford, Massachusetts, once the whaling capital of the world and inspiration for Mellville’s Moby Dick. From there they journeyed for weeks at a time on a lonely, hulking fishing trawler out into the murky black waters of the Atlantic, where they worked and filmed 20-hour days alongside the crew, the waves, and the never-ending avalanche of fish and marine life pulled from the sea below.”

It screens this Thursday, October 3, at 7 p.m.

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