Maritime Movie Club: Master & Commander
“England is under threat of invasion, and though we be on the far side of the world, this ship is our home. This ship is England. So it’s every hand to his rope or gun, quick’s the word and sharp’s the action. After all… Surprise is on our side.” – Captain Jack Aubrey, Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World
Join experts from the USS Constitution Museum for a discussion of the cult classic Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World. Ambushed by a powerful French frigate, Captain Jack Aubrey (Russell Crowe) and the crew of HMS Surprise embark on a high seas chase around the world to capture the enemy ship at any cost. Shot on locations including a ship at sea, Master & Commander offers cinema’s most accurate portrayal of life and battle in the age of sail. Rated PG-13 for intense battle sequences, related images, and brief language.
May 20 – May 28 | Watch Master & Commander
Make popcorn, mix some grog, and watch Master & Commander in preparation for our discussion on Friday, May 29th. The movie is available to watch or rent from the following streaming services:
Starz On-Demand – Free with Subscription
Amazon Prime – Rent for $3.99
Youtube – Rent for $3.99
iTunes – Rent for $3.99
May 29 at 6:00 PM | Maritime Movie Club
Join Carl Herzog, Public Historian, and Jennifer Zanolli, Manager of Interpretation & Visitor Services, as they share their favorite clips from the movie, relevant historical information, movie trivia, and ask questions to get you thinking about the larger themes of leadership, duty, friendship, and sacrifice shown in Master & Commander.
Instructions about how to join online will be provided after you RSVP.
Date: May 29, 2020
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cost: Free, Donations kindly accepted
USS Constitution Museum