Blackfish: A new documentary about orcas
The Ventura Film Society presents Blackfish today Tuesday Sept. 17, 2013 at 7:15pm in downtown Ventura 420 E. Santa Clara (near Oak). The title refers to the First Nations name for orcas, a mammal that Americans typically misname “killer whales.” The film has opened to rave reviews (see links below). Watching the trailer provides a sense of how compelling, moving and important this documentary is. In attendance tonight in Ventura will be the film’s director and its composer.
In its fifth season, the Ventura Film Society celebrates Film as Public Art by engaging, informing and inspiring people with stories that “pay tribute to films and filmmakers, from emerging talents to acknowledged masters, with compelling live appearances and special programs.” The VFS shows Films the first and third Tuesdays of the month.
General admission is $10; $7 for seniors and $5 for students with ID.
- ‘Blackfish’ documentary challenges keeping orca whales captive (king5.com)
- Max George Moved To Act By Blackfish Documentary (contactmusic.com)
- WATCH: Kids Speak Up for Orcas in Moving Response to ‘Blackfish’ (ecorazzi.com)
- Blackfish: 6 things you need to know about killer whales (metro.co.uk)
- MOVIE REVIEW: Of orcas and corporations (tech.mit.edu)