The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Monday, January 14
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1hr 59mins // directed by:Wes Anderson // featuring:Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Anjelica Huston // 35mm

Before the film, Dr. Katy Croff Bell, Director of the Open Ocean initiative at the MIT Media Lab, will give an overview of new ways to better understand the ocean and and make it more accessible to everyone around the world.

Internationally famous oceanographer Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) and his crew, Team Zissou, set sail on an expedition to hunt down the mysterious, elusive, possibly nonexistent Jaguar Shark that killed Zissou’s partner during the documentary filming of their latest adventure. They are joined on their voyage by a young airline copilot (Owen Wilson), a pregnant journalist (Cate Blanchett), and Zissou’s estranged wife (Anjelica Huston). Wes Anderson assembled an all-star cast that also includes Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Gambon, Noah Taylor, Seu Jorge, and Bud Cort for this wildly original adventure-comedy.

About the Speaker

Dr. Katy Croff Bell is the Director of the Open Ocean initiative at the MIT Media Lab, and a Technology Fellow at the National Geographic Society. She is a deep sea explorer with a background in ocean engineering, maritime archaeology, and geological oceanography, and has led dozens of expeditions around the world. Bell is passionate about developing new ways to better understand the ocean and and make it more accessible to everyone around the world.