Second Half Movie Series Continues at New Bedford Whaling Museum

FILE – In this Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 file photo the likeness of a whale adorns a door at the New Bedford Whaling Museum in New Bedford, Mass. The museum has compiled a digital archive of more than a hundred thousand names of men who embarked on whaling voyages out of the Massachusetts port before the final one in 1927. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

NEW BEDFORD – The Second Half: Lifelong Learning Institute and the New Bedford Whaling Museum have teamed up to screen a series of maritime themed movies throughout the spring.

The series classic movies about the sea, its creatures and seafaring adventures are screened on Thursday afternoons at 2:30 p.m. at the museum’s Cook Memorial Theater through May.

The slate of films continues April 5 with “Mutiny on the Bounty.”

The 1962 classic, which was nominated for 7 Oscars, tells the story of a mutiny on a British ship due to the savage on-board conditions imposed by its captain.

“Captain Courageous,” on April 12, shows the transformation of a spoiled kid into an honorable young man after he is rescued by a fishing schooner after falling off an ocean liner.

Gregory Peck stars as Captain Ahab in “Moby Dick” on April 19.

And “Into the Deep,” on April 26, tells the story of the American whaling industry, from its origins off New England and Cape Cod, through the golden age of deep ocean-whaling, to the industry’s demise.

The series continues in May.

Tickets are $10 for Museum members and $15 for non-members and can be purchased online at whaling museum dot org.

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