The Whalers &
Three Cheers for
Director: Mario Ruspoli +
Ruspoli & Chris Marker
France / 1958/1972 / 24 min/17 min
In French with English subtitles
Last screened on Fri, Jan 8
Live Screening introduced by Kaitlyn A. Kramer, author of Very Like a Whale.
A pair of vanguard shorts that display the range of Mario Ruspoli’s insatiable curiosity and the depth of his talents: The Whalers, an influential portrait of the last whale fishermen, living in the Azores, to work with harpoons, and Three Cheers for the Whale which uses still images to give an abridged history of the whaling industry, featuring commentary written by Ruspoli’s good friend Chris Marker. Metrograph Pictures releases.