I managed to catch Blackfish at Hot Docs this year and it was one of the better films of the festival. Now an official trailer has been released and I’m totally resold. This is a truly great trailer.
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.
Blackfish hits limited theatres July 19th via Magnolia Films. In the meantime, check out this great poster as well: