Search Museum of the Moving Image

Loading Events


Blue Water, White Death


Location la: Redstone Theater

With introduction by guest curator Jason Kohn

Dirs. Peter Gimbel, James Lipscomb. 1971, 99 mins. 35mm archival print courtesy of UCLA Film and Television Archive. In this real-life, high seas adventure, investment banker turned underwater explorer Peter Gimbel leads a crew of hippie Hemingways on a voyage to capture a Great White shark on film. Accompanied by folk singer Tom Chapin who gives their odyssey an air of pop mysticism, the lightly self-aggrandizing yet winningly earnest Americans attack their mission with genuinely child-like enthusiasm, yielding, at the last, some of the most awesome deep sea imagery ever filmed.


Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online.(Members may contact with questions regarding online reservations.)

View the Museum’s ticketing policy here. For more information on membership and to join online, visit our membership page.