California State University Maritime Academy's Maritime Film Festival is returning in March with its typically diverse selection of free movies with the common thread of aquatic-themed plots. This year's movies will feature mermaids, regattas, strange creatures, and Napoleonic-era naval battles.
March 4 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World The 2003 epic period war-drama based on Patrick O'Brian's books and starring Russell Crowe. Guest Speaker: Dr. Colin Dewey
March 11 Splash Classic 1984 comedy starring Daryl Hannah, Tom Hanks, and John Candy and directed by Ron Howard. Guest Speaker: Dr. Amy Parsons
March 18 The Shape of Water Critically-acclaimed and award-winning 2017 romantic, dark fantasy film directed by Guillermo del Toro. Guest Speaker: Dr. Sarah Senk
March 25 Maiden 2019 documentary film about Tracy Edwards and the first all-woman crew to compete in the Whitbread Round the World Race. Guest Speaker: Sailing Director Erin Sprague
All movies will be introduced by Cal Maritime faculty and shown at 7 p.m. in Rizza Auditorium on the Cal Maritime campus. Free parking will be available in Lots A and D on the campus. For a map and directions, visit www.csum.edu/map.