A Whale Tale

By: Jim Minge Email
By: Jim Minge Email

What: “Blackfish”

When: 4, 6, 8, and 10 p.m. Monday, August 19

Where: Film Streams, 1340 Mike Fahey St.

Cost: $9

Web: filmstreams.org

Phone: 402-933-0259

This is a story about SeaWorld's Tilikum, the notorious killer whale who has snuffed out a handful of people while in captivity (that's why you shouldn't keep killer whales in captivity, people. They're called "killer" whales, not "hug me" whales.

In the film Blackfish, director-producer Gabriela Cowperthwaite, compiles shocking footage and emotional interviews that explore the orca's treatment in captivity. That's where SeaWorld has an issue, because Cowperthwaite's portrayal is not pretty.

The emotionally wrenching story challenges viewers to consider their relationship with nature and points out the reality that humans have a lot to learn from these highly intelligent and enormously sensitive fellow mammals.

“Blackfish” plays at 4, 6, 8 and 10 p.m. Monday, August 19. For show times on other days, go to filmstreams.org. Watch the official trailer by clicking the link below.

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