07 Jan ‘Call Us Ishmael’

"Call Us Ishmael" is an intimate look at the world’s obsession with Herman Melville’s “Moby-Dick,” which many consider the great American novel. Dozens of historians, artists, philosophers, and fanatics explore the novel’s artistic and cultural legacy and impact. Through filmmaker David Shaerf, an assistant professor at Oakland University, these enthusiasts reveal their personal fascination with Captain Ahab and the most famous whale of all time, showing us how the novel has not only affected their lives, but created a community brought together through the love of a book.

After the film: Free Press writer Georgea Kovanis talks to director David Shaerf, as well as Matt Kish and Ione Damasco, who are featured in the film

11 a.m. Sat., April 14, Detroit Historical Museum

YEAR 2018
RUN TIME 78 minutes
Directed by David Shaerf