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The Dock-U-Mentaries Film Series continues Friday, September 21st at 7 PM with Hollywood Comes to Vinalhaven. Dock-U-Mentaries is a co-production of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park and the Working Waterfront Festival. Films about the working waterfront are screened on the third Friday of each month beginning at 7:00 PM in the theater of the Corson Maritime Learning Center, located at 33 William Street in downtown New Bedford. All programs are open to the public and presented free of charge.

This month’s feature, Hollywood Comes to Vinalhaven, looks at the making of Deep Waters, an adaptation of Ruth Moore’s Spoonhandle, which was filmed on Vinalhaven Island off the coast of Maine in 1947. Featured actors were Dana Andrews, Jean Peters, Cesar Romero and Dean Stockwell. This documentary includes behind-the-scenes anecdotes, archival photographs and home movies, and reminiscences from island residents old enough to have experienced the production and young enough to remember.

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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