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Moby Dick (1930) : Moby-Dick Film Festival
January 31, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Moby Dick (1930)
Starring John Barrymore, Joan Bennett, and Lloyd Hughes
6:30 at the Berkshire Athenaeum
Moby-Dick was a colossal failure when first published in 1851 but in the early 20th century it began taking its place among the most highly regarded works written in the 19th century; today it is seen as one of the best books ever written. It has inspired plays, other novels, and many films in many genres. This short film festival explores only a few of the many versions. This is the first Moby-Dick Film Festival ever produced, compiled by the Berkshire Historical Society at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead and presented with the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum at the library located at 1 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA. All events are FREE and open to the public; all shows at 6:30pm include refreshments. For more information call 413-442-1793.