Blackfish arrives stateside this week, opening in cinemas in New York and LA, as well as in Toronto in Canada. The film's story has been gathering attention at a rate of knots this week, beginning with the Seaworld reactions, some great reviews and feature articles on the film and Broadcast coverage on ABC News and the Bill Maher show scheduled. Show your support for the film by seeing it on the big screen on opening weekend 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. (Fear not UK/Irish fans - we will run the same competition for the opening weekend here next week!)
Here are the links to the US opening screenings - join director Gabriela Cowperthwaite at Q&A's at the 7.20pm showings at Landmark LA on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th July, while former trainer John Hargrove will be taking questions after the 7.15pm screening on Saturday 20th at the Film Lincoln Center in New York.
Screenings in New York and LA
Screenings in Toronto
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.