Opening Friday August, 16th
At A Glance: BLACKFISH Tells the story of Tilikum, a 12,000 pound orca whale that has been involved in the deaths of three people. Along the way, director-producer Gabriela Cowperthwaite compiles shocking footage and emotional interviews to explore the creature’s extraordinary nature, the lives and losses of the trainers, and the pressures brought to bear by the marine park industry.
The controversial documentary challenges viewers to consider humans’ relationship to nature and these highly intelligent and enormously sentient animals, while presenting a case against keeping them for human entertainment.
Rated PG-13/1hr 23min/2013/Non-Fiction Feature