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Virtual Screening: Blackfish

Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite. United States. 2013. NR. 83 minutes. Magnolia Pictures. Digital.

About the Film

Shocking 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.


“A troubling expos of Sea World’s hazardous entertainment trade.”

– Timeout

“[Blackfish] not only delivers astonishing, suspenseful footage that makes it a legitimate thriller, but also serves up thoughtful meditations about using wild animals for our own entertainment.”

– San Francisco Chronicle 



Stream this film for $5. A portion of the proceeds supports the Colonial Theatre.