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For Serious Blackfish Fans (And Orcaholics)

April 9, 2013

…here’s the post-screening Q&A with Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite and former SeaWorld trainers, at the Sarasota Film Festival last Friday. It’s from a handheld, but it gives you a good sense of how Blackfish impacts audiences, and how Gabriela went about making the film.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 9, 2013 5:49 pm

    Tim. Thank you for posting this 2-part Q&A from Sarasota’s recent film festival. I saw this live and it played to a full house. Also, thanks for your large contributions to Blackfish movie.

  2. April 11, 2013 1:25 pm

    An email from Jenna Costa Deedy, author of The Winter Dolphin Chronicles:

    I think that Blackfish is just a movie that is doing more injustice to Dawn’s memory and the whole 2010 SeaWorld tragedy by making money off the whole situation. Yet, I find it funny that of all the five ex-trainers featured in that movie, only one of them did work with Tillikum and I don’t why the other four get to have a say on his case all because they are “activists” who once worked at SeaWorld for a period of time, but only John Hargrove worked longer than eight years at two SeaWorld Parks in San Diego and Texas, but NOT Orlando. It would not surprise me if SeaWorld and Dawn’s family intends to sue the filmmakers of the movie for defamation of character and emotional distress because a lot of people have come to the point where they are just getting tired of seeing Dawn’s death being exploited for money when they should honor her memory based on how she lived her life.


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