About the Film
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 multi-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.
Tickets available starting May 29th. 10% of ticket sales will be donated to a charity of the filmmakers’ choice – Give Directly’s COVID relief fund.
Q&A on 6/3 at 6pm MT/8pm ET with director Gabriela Cowperthwaite. The link to the Q&A will be available from the film rental page.
Questions for the Q&A’s will be solicited in advance. You can either submit them over email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can tweet using the hashtag #magnoliadocseries. Magnolia Pictures will collect the best questions and send them to the filmmakers in advance of the live Q&A’s.
Part of Magnolia Pictures: A Few of Our Favorite Docs series.