WHALING CITY is a dramatic narrative feature film set in New Bedford, Mass. in the rapidly changing world of the modern fishing industry. It tells the story of a third-generation independent commercial fisherman, struggling to keep a grasp on his way of life - and a long-held family boat - as costs rise and the heavily regulated fishing industry is pushed towards a corporate model of efficiency. While developing an unlikely relationship with a marine biologist, he is tempted to do whatever it takes to keep his boat. Principal photography was completed in fall 2010, and the film is currently in post-production. The finished film will run approximately 90 minutes in length and is slated to be ready for festival entries in summer 2011 and screenings in early autumn. The screenplay was workshopped at Columbia University's graduate film program from 1999 to 2002. It won the 2005 Alfred P. Sloan Screenwriting Award and the 2007 Sloan Feature Film Production Grant, and has been recognized in Daily Variety and The Hollywood Reporter.
September 24, 2011 at 8pm 684 Purchase Street | New Bedford, MA More info & ticketing »
Private 6:30pm reception at theater for VIP ticket holders, plus Cast, Crew, Supporters with RSVP confirmation only - sponsored by Narragansett Beer, Travessia Winery, and the Candleworks Restaurant.
8pm Screening at Zeiterion theater
After screening party at the Waterfront Grille (after-party ticket required)
Featuring Neal McCarthy electric band