The extreme and visceral Leviathan, by visual anthropologists Lucien-Castaing Taylor and Verena Paravel, opens this Friday at the IFC Center. A must-see.
Filmmakers in person Fri Mar 1 at 8:20pm, Sat Mar 2 at 6:20 & 8:20pm!
From the makers of the acclaimed Sweetgrass and Foreign Parts comes this visceral look at the high-risk world of commercial fishing. Taking to the waters off the coast of New Bedford, MA—the setting of Melville’s Moby-Dick—Castaing-Taylor and Paravel strapped their waterproof cameras to workers, decks, hulls and cranes, capturing the perspectives of fisherman, fish, and seagulls with a stunning you-are-there immediacy. Part ethnographic investigation and part impressionist experiment, LEVIATHAN represents a whole new kind of documentary.
NR, 87 Minutes USA/UK/France