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Moby Dick (1956)

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Thursday, November 21 at 7pm
Smith Opera House
HWS Year of Water

Set in 19th-century New England, the story follows the whaling ship Pequod and its crew. Leading them is Captain Ahab, who was almost killed in an encounter with the “great white whale”, Moby Dick, which bit off much of his left leg. Now he is out for revenge. With the crew that has joined him, Ahab is out to destroy the huge sea mammal, but his obsession with vengeance is so great that he cannot turn back.

Gregory Peck stars in this thrilling adaptation of Herman Melville’s classic novel, Moby-Dick. The film features a screenplay written by Ray Bradbury and director John Huston.

Moby Dick is shown in conjunction with Hobart and William Smith College’s “Year of Water.”

Organized by Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Beth Kinne and the Finger Lakes Institute (FLI) staff, the interdisciplinary series of collaborative programs and regional partnerships will focus on a range of water-related themes throughout the 2019-20 academic year: from water quality and watershed management, to water’s importance in the local economy and culture, to the recreational value of water and its spiritual significance.

The Year of Water will highlight those already conducting water-themed research, education and outreach at HWS and in the Seneca Lake watershed, while engaging those at the HWS and in the larger Geneva community undertaking activities that could readily integrate watershed education. The programming is also designed to promote collaborations between and among people from different disciplines or social spheres who are willing to work together on water issues but might not connect otherwise.

All HWS students and faculty gain free admission to this film.

Tickets:$10 for adults, $7 for students, HWS faculty and students are free! (note that fees will incur for online purchases)
Rating:Not rated
Runtime:1hr, 56m
English