Feature Film Program

The Deepest Breath

New York Premiere! A look at the thrilling rewards—and inescapable risks—of chasing dreams through the depths of the ocean.


Fri Jul 7 7:45 PM

The Film

The Deepest Breath

Laura McGann | US | 108

A champion freediver and expert safety diver seemed destined for one another despite the different paths they took to meet at the pinnacle of the freediving world. A look at the thrilling rewards—and inescapable risks—of chasing dreams through the depths of the ocean. Courtesy of Netflix.


Issei Herr

Issei Herr uses the vast sound-world of the cello to expose openness, vulnerability, and a sense of wonder in her intricately looped and layered compositions. On her debut album Distant Intervals, released in Spring 2023 on NNA Tapes, Issei distills her musical memories as a classically-trained performer and weaves together bold new narratives, centered on themes of possibility, becoming, and transformation. Upon its release, the album received critical praise and attention from platforms such as Bandcamp Daily (as Album of the Day), Stereogum, Our Culture, New Sounds, I Care If You Listen, Foxy Digitalis, and Them, and landed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Classical Crossover charts. Her live performance highlights include opening for Geotic at Public Records in NYC, and shows in Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Boston. Trained as a classical cellist at Juilliard, Issei began her performance career as a collaborator - featuring as a solo cellist in live performances of Rachika Nayar’s Our Hands Against the Dusk, and premiering a solo cello work by Nico Muhly, amongst many other collaborations. She was also recently featured on a track by experimental hip-hop producer and rapper Decuma. Issei looks forward to a Pioneer Works Residency in Summer 2023.

Event Details

7:45 PM
Doors Open & Reception
8:15 PM
Live Music from Issei Herr
9:00 PM
Film Begins
10:50 PM
Q&A with director Laura McGann and freediver Will Trubridge
11:10 PM
Screening presented as part of the Alfred P. Sloan Science on Screen® series.

After the screening, director Laura McGann and world-renowned freediver Will Trubridge will discuss the dangerous sport of freediving and its treatment in the film, as well as Will's career and insights into the physiological effects of freediving!


Brooklyn Army Terminal

80 58th St, Brooklyn, NY 11220

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