Blackfish opens on UK and Irish screens today. With more attention in the media than any doc we've worked on before (partly due to Seaworld's sudden response to the film last week) find out what all the fuss is about in your local cinema today - all screenings are listed at blackfishmovie.com.
Show your support for the film by seeing it on the big screen on opening weekend in the UK/Ireland and you could win a Blackfish T-shirt - simply tweet us your mini reviews/reactions, using @blackfishmovie in your tweet, from Friday to Sunday to enter and we will award our favourite 5 entries with a T-shirt.
The film has got great reviews in todays newspapers:
The Mirror ★★★★★ "Expertly crafted, A must-see."
The Guardian ★★★★ "As gripping as a serial killer thriller"
The Daily Mail ★★★★ "Gripping and devastating"
The Times ★★★★ "The compulsion of a detective story, layered with horror and compassion"
The Indendent ★★★★ "Save the whale? After watching, you'll never mock that sentiment again."
The Daily Express ★★★★ "A harrowing and eye-opening documentary"
The Sun ★★★★ "Compelling"
The Metro ★★★★ "An inherent immorality is brought thrashing to the surface"
The Sunday Telegraph ★★★★ "A heartbreaking documentary, forensically constructed"
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 mulit-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.