Becoming Cousteau

Jacques Cousteau
  • Friday November 05, 2021 4:00 PM
  • Friday November 05, 2021 8:00 PM
  • Saturday November 06, 2021 5:00 PM
  • Sunday November 07, 2021 12:00 PM
  • Sunday November 07, 2021 2:00 PM
  • Sunday November 07, 2021 4:00 PM

This dazzling documentary follows the many journeys of Jacques Cousteau as we explore his past along with his achievements as an explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author, and researcher. The film features never-before-seen 4K footage of Cousteau, with exclusive access to The Cousteau Society archives. It focuses on the inventor-explorer-environmentalist-filmmaker revolution, i.e., giving mankind the resources to explore the ocean with the Aqua Lung, calling attention to ocean pollution, and collaborating with the National Geographic Society.

93 minutes


Magnolia at the Modern is an ongoing series featuring critically acclaimed films. Tickets are $10; $8 for Modern members; $7 for Reel People. The Sunday noon showtime is half price. Advance sales begin two hours prior to each show. Click here for information about the special benefits of joining Reel People, a membership add-on for film enthusiasts.

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