Pride of the Ocean in Dry Dock


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As Pride of the Oceans sets sail on its 50th Anniversary of Stonewall cruise from New York to Canada & New England then into dry dock, it will be remembered by its wonderful filmmakers and films that have been   workshopped and screening in the last ten years as part of the CineSLAM film seminar program aboard Pride of the Ocean. This has truly been its outstanding legacy. Here are just a few of the fine films we’ve been privileged to host over the years with many thanks to Susi Walsh, Executive Director of The Center for Independent Documentary and to The Chessie Foundation for their stewardship of the CineSLAM film seminars on Pride of the Ocean.
REEL IN THE CLOSET introduced by filmmakers Stu Maddux & Joe Applebaum
on Pride of the Ocean
Were you lucky enough to see BACK ON BOARD: GREG LOUGANIS before it was finished and screened on HBO? Pride of the Ocean passengers certainly were!
Cheryl Furjanic on Pride of the Ocean
Introducing a Rough Cut Screening of BACK ON BOARD: GREG LOUGANIS
Continuing Pride of the Ocean’s long and distinguished history of giving its guests the unique opportunity to see  pre-release sneak peeks of feature length films as works in progress before anyone else, we are proud to announce that Viridiana Lieberman’s latest film, BORN TO PLAY, about women’s professional football, scheduled for completion in the Fall of 2019, will be screening on Pride of the Ocean’s 50th Anniversary of Stonewall Cruise..
BORN TO PLAY joins the distinguished roster of films, such as Yoruba Richen’s THE NEW BLACK & Nancy Kates’ REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG that have screened as works in progress on Pride of the Ocean, then went on to successful festival runs and broadcasts on HBO PBS.
Yoruba Richen on Pride of the Ocean
Introducing a Rough Cut Screening her film THE NEW BLACK
LETTER TO ANITA directed by longtime Pride of the Ocean friend Andrea Meyerson had its world premiere on Pride of the Ocean, along with countless other films, making Pride of the Ocean a sought after festival for film premieres.
Producer Kelly Bertone, Film Subject Dr. Ronni Sanlo, Director Andrea Meyerson, and Program Director John Scagliotti at LETTER TO ANITA premiere


1st Pride of the Ocean Bermuda 2010
During our past 10 cruises, traveling in the good companyof Pride of the Ocean’s fellow passengers has not only engendered enduring friendships, both personal and professional, but has even resulted in several long-term romantic relationships along the way.
We will be announcing future plans for the Kopkind/CID’s CineSLAM film seminar program, which will be reorganizing into its on-land version.  A big Thank You to the Chessie Foundation for its support over the past 10 years.

If you would like to support our film seminar programs as well, we hope you’ll consider purchasing your copy of Pride of the Ocean’s Shorts (& Bikinis) DVD collection.

9 Pride of the Ocean filmmakers have graciously donated 12 of their short films to our first DVD compilation of short films, including fan favorites, Spooners by Bryan Horch, Happy Hour by Becky Lane, and Float by Sam Berliner, with net proceeds benefitting The Center for Independent Documentary. Click on the link below to learn more.

Thank you for joining the smart and engaging people like you who have been coming to Pride of the Ocean since 2009 for the unique experience of enjoying an ocean cruise together with  much more than a film festival. Past passengers have included everyone from cruise aficionados, to film enthusiasts, to people who simply like to travel.


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