A mesmerizing psychological thriller with a killer whale at its centre, Blackfish is the first film since Grizzly Man to show how nature can get revenge on man when pushed to its limits.
Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum, a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity. Along the way, director-producer Gabriela Cowperthwaite compiles shocking footage and emotional interviews to explore the creature’s extraordinary nature, the species’ cruel treatment in captivity, the lives and losses of the trainers and the pressures brought to bear by the multi-billion dollar 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.
August 12th, 2013
Pixar are planning on channeling Blackfish in their follow up film, Finding Dory
July 22nd, 2013
The Dogwoof Global team announce new sales deals for Blackfish
June 17th, 2013
A Dogwoof film picks up the award for the 3rd year in a row!
May 29th, 2013
Meet director Gabriela Cowperthwaite at the Regent St store
May 24th, 2013
Catch Blackfish, Muscle Shoals or Dogwoof classic La Antena at the event this summer