Documentary Double Feature: Maritime Tragedies
May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree – $5.00
The WIsconsin Maritime Museum is thrilled to welcome filmmaker Harvey Moshman for a special movie screening event. Harvey will be showing two of his documentaries, Lost & Found: The Legacy of USS Lagarto and Eastland: The Shipwreck that Shook America. Lost & Found tells the story of the discovery of Manitowoc-built submarine USS Lagarto in the Gulf of Thailand. Presumed lost for 60 years, it wasn’t until 2005 that Lagarto became the first sunken American WWII submarine found. The Eastland documentary shares the tale of a different maritime tragedy. In 1915, the Eastland sank in the Chicago River. More than 800 passengers lost their lives on the vessel makiing the Eastland Disaster one of the deadlist wrecks on all the Great Lakes.
Both documentaries will be available for purchase at the event. The run time for each film is 55 minutes. There will be an intermission in the middle as well as a brief introduction by Harvey. He will be available after the screenings to answer questions.
Tickets to this Saturday Learning Series program are $5 and free for museum members.
Harvey Moshman is a multi-Emmy® Award winning producer and editor, having worked at Chicago Network affiliates for NBC, CBS and PBS, as well as WGN. During his tenure at WTTW/Chicago, Moshman produced documentaries on topics ranging from thrill killers LEOPOLD & LOEB to maritime tragedies. His film THE EASTLAND DISASTER was called “one of the best documentaries ever produced for local television” by the Chicago Sun-Times. Moshman is an accomplished diver and has worked on projects documenting the discovery of shipwrecks, aircraft, and even a WWI German submarine that rest on the bottom of Lake Michigan.