Blackfish | Indy Week

You searched for:

Search for…

Narrow Search

 

Rated PG-13 · 90 min. · 2013

Documentary



In the first 10 or 15 minutes of this killer whale documentary, there's one basic, extremely worthy conclusion we'll draw: Humans should not keep orcas in captivity. But instead of continuing its inquiry into existential questions about humans and the non-humans we dominate, Gabriela Cowperthwaite's film turns out to be a rather conventional 60 Minutes-style exposé of Sea World's workplace safety record. The safety of marine park employees may not be a trivial matter, but the film's focus on this issue means that it largely elides discussion of our fundamental relationship with the beasts of the global wild.


See our full review: The killer whale in the bathtub: <i>Blackfish</i>

The killer whale in the bathtub: Blackfish

Although one-sided and rather academic, Blackfish draws one basic, extremely worthy conclusion: Humans should not keep orcas in captivity. »

User Rating:
Official Site: www.magpictures.com/blackfish
Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Writer: Gabriela Cowperthwaite and Eli B. Despres
Producer: Manuel Oteyza
Cast: Kim Ashdown, Ken Balcomb, Samantha Berg, Dawn Brancheau, Dave Duffus, Daniel Patrick Dukes, Howard Garrett, Dean Gomersall, John Hargrove and Carol Ray

Trailer

Blackfish

Now Playing

Sorry there are no upcoming showtimes for Blackfish

Reviews/comments
4.6 out of 5

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a review

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a review

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Roll over stars and click to rate.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

© 2017 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation