The Colby College Museum of Art, in collaboration with Railroad Square Cinema, presents a series of films related to current exhibitions and collections, free and open to the public.
Directed by Alfred Hitchock, LIFEBOAT (1944) tells the story of a battle between a ship and a German U-boat in the Atlantic during World War II who are sunk. The survivors from the ship gather in one of the boats. They are from a variety of backgrounds: an international journalist, a rich businessman, a radio operator, a nurse, a steward, a sailor, and an engineer with communist tendencies. Trouble starts when they pull a man out of the water who turns out to be from the U-boat. The film will be introduced by Assistant Professor of History at Colby, Arnout van der Meer. This screening is presented in conjunction with the current exhibition Hew Locke: Here’s the Thing, on view February 20–June 7, 2020, which focuses on maritime vectors of mercantilism, colonialism, post-colonialism, migration, and diaspora. Unrated. 96 min.