Wichita Scottish Rite CenterFri, Oct 18, 2013 4:45 PM Event Date Passed  
Orpheum TheatreSun, Oct 20, 2013 11:45 AM Event Date Passed  
Film Info
Release Year:2013
Runtime:83 min
Production Country:USA
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Director:Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Produced By:Manuel Oteyza
Judy Bart (Executive Producer)
Erica Kahn (Executive Producer)
Screenwriter:Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Eli B. Despres
Cast:Kim Ashdown
Ken Balcomb
Samantha Berg
Dawn Brancheau
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 this mighty black and white mammal has many sides – a majestic, friendly giant, seemingly eager to take trainers for a ride around the pool, yet shockingly – and unpredictably – able to turn on them at a moment’s notice. BLACKFISH unravels the complexities of this dichotomy, employing the story of notorious performing whale Tilikum, who – unlike any orca in the wild – has taken the lives of several people while in captivity. So what went wrong? This emotionally wrenching, tautly structured story challenges us to consider our relationship to nature and reveals how little we humans truly know about these highly intelligent, and surprisingly sentient, fellow mammals that we only think we can control.
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Producer Manuel Oteyza scheduled to attend.

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