History Film Forum

Nathaniel Philbrick


National Book Award Winning Writer. Author of In the Heart of the Sea: the Tradedgy of the Whaleship Essex. 


Thursday, November 19th, 2015
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7:00 p.m. - Warner Bros. Theater

Ron Howard’s latest film IN THE HEART OF THE SEA based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s National Book Award winning work about the tragic story of the New England whaling ship Essex. This story, which was as renowned in the 19th century as the sinking of the Titanic was in the 20th, inspired Herman Melville’s classic novel Moby-Dick and captured the nation’s imagination with the struggle of the ship’s remaining crew members as they fought to survive the unrelenting perils of the sea. IN THE HEART OF THE SEA opens in theaters on December 11, 2015. A discussion with Mr. Philbrick follows the screening.

Working journalists are advised that this advanced screening is NOT intended for critical review.