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Blockbuster Tuesday: Open Water

Tuesday July 28 at 8.30pm

Open Water

Cast: Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis, Saul Stein, Estelle Lau, Michael E. Williamson

Director: Chris Kentis

Based on true events, Open Water follows a young couple, Daniel and Susan, (Daniel Travis and Blanchard Ryan) on an island holiday.  Even before they leave for the airport, we learn that Daniel and Susan's relationship is under strain from their workaholic lifestyles, and they need a vacation even more than they realized.

The next morning the couple, certified scuba divers, board a local dive boat for an underwater tour of the reef.  The boat is crowded with other vacationers, and due to a series of innocent miscommunications, the couple is, after only 40 minutes or so underwater, accidentally left behind. 

What follows is the story of their ordeal: cold, alone and miles from land, the couple is adrift in shark-infested waters. 

Trivia: This film is inspired by the true story of Tom and Eileen Lonergan, who in 1998 went with a scuba group to an area off the coast of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. They were accidentally left behind due to a faulty head count taken by the dive boat crew