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Blackfish

Documentary

Rated PG-13

Box Office: $1.8M

Format

Boxart Format Release Date
Mag br10618 Blu-ray
UPC: 876964006187
11/12/2013
Mag d10617d DVD
UPC: 876964006170
11/12/2013

Release Dates

When Announced When Released
In Theaters July 19 2013
On 4K-UHD Not AvailableAlert MeRemind Me
On Blu-ray November 12 2013Now Available
On DVD November 12 2013Now Available

Product Details

DIRECTOR

Gabriela Cowperthwaite

WRITER

Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Eli B. Despres

SYNOPSIS

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, in our contemporary lore this mighty black and white mammal is like a two-faced Janus—beloved as a majestic, friendly giant yet infamous for its capacity to kill viciously. 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 exactly went wrong?

Shocking, never before seen 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. 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.

BOX OFFICE

$1.8 Million

GENRE

Documentary

RATING

Rated PG-13
mature thematic elements including disturbing and violent images

RUN TIME

90 Minutes

STUDIO

Magnolia Pictures