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The Sea Beast: Moby-Dick Film Festival
January 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
The Sea Beast (1926)
Silent film with music.
Starring John Barrymore and Dolores Costello
6:30pm 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.