Second Half Movie Series Kicks Off in March 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 are again teaming up this spring to screen a series of maritime themed movies.

The series of eight classic movies about the sea, its creatures and seafaring adventures will be shown on Thursday afternoons at 2:30 p.m. at the museum’s Cook Memorial Theater throughout March, April and May.

The slate of films will kick off March 22 with “Master and Commander.”

After a sneak attack by a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his vessel, Captin “Lucky” Jack Aubrey, played by Russell Crowe, is torn between duty and friendship as he embarks on a thrilling, high stakes chase across two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy.

A film narrated by Ryan Reynolds will be screened on March 29.

“The Whale” is a true story of a young orca named Luna, who makes friends with people after he gets separated from his family on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island.

Tickets are $10 for Museum members and $15 for non-members and can be purchased online at

Remaining films in April and May include “Mutiny on the Bounty,” “Moby-Dick” and “The Old Man and the Sea.”

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