‘Blackfish’ coming to the Vogue Theatre

The Art Station presents Blackfish (2013) as part of the Indie Films Fernie showing at the Vogue Theatre on Monday, October 7.

Looking for a little less Hollywood in your films? The Art Station presents Blackfish (2013) as part of the Indie Films Fernie showing at the Vogue Theatre on Monday, October 7.

Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum, a performing killer whale that killed three 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.

A new film will be playing on the first Monday of every month into April. Films are chosen by “a volunteer film committee that organizes marketing, film selections, and screenings,” said Courtney Baker, Arts Station administrator. “
All films are through the Toronto International Film Festival and their film circuit. 
Vogue Theatre is a massive help and generous with their time.”

To watch the riveting Blackfish trailer, go to www.youtube.com.

 

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