Blackfish (2013) – Virtual Screenings Documentary Series + LIVE Q&A – CLICK HERE FOR VIEWING LINK – $5 beginning Friday, May 29th.
CHECK BACK HERE to join us for a LIVE Q&A at 7:00pm on 6/3 with director Gabriela Cowperthwaite. You can submit your questions by email to firstname.lastname@example.org,
Magnolia Pictures is thrilled to team up with YOU for their new weekly virtual cinema series, A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE DOCS. When you rent a ticket for BLACKFISH, 10% of the ticket sales will go to COVID RELIEF FUND, and 50% of the remaining proceeds will go directly to Circle Cinema.
About BLACKFISH: An eye-opening documentary directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite. Many of us have experienced the excitement and awe of watching 8,000-pound orcas, or “killer whales,” soar out of the water and fly through the air at sea parks, as if in perfect harmony with their trainers.
Yet, in our contemporary lore this mighty black-and-white mammal is like a two-faced Janus-beloved as a majestic, friendly giant yet infamous for its capacity to kill viciously. “Blackfish” unravels the complexities of this dichotomy. Shocking, never-before-seen footage and riveting interviews with trainers and experts manifest the orca’s extraordinary nature, the species’ cruel treatment in captivity over the last four decades, and the growing disillusionment of workers who were misled and endangered by the highly profitable sea-park industry. This emotionally wrenching, tautly structured story challenges us to consider our relationship to nature and reveals how little we humans have learned from these highly intelligent and enormously sentient fellow mammals.