Movie Night – Blackfish – Weds 2nd March
Neighbourhood Cinema movie night at CICCIC with documentary drama ‘Blackfish’. 7.30pm.
The documentary focuses on the captivity of Tilikum, an orca involved in the deaths of three individuals, and the consequences of keeping orcas in captivity. The coverage of Tilikum includes his capture in 1983 off the coast of Iceland, and purported harassment by fellow captive orcas at Sealand of the Pacific, incidents that Cowperthwaite argues contributed to the orca’s aggression and includes testimonial from Lori Marino, Director of Science with the Nonhuman Rights Project. Cowperthwaite also focuses on SeaWorld’s claims that lifespans of orcas in captivity are comparable to those in the wild, typically 30 years for males and 50 years for females, a claim the film argues is false. Interview subjects also include former SeaWorld trainers, such as John Hargrove, who describe their experiences with Tilikum and other captive whales.
The documentary reports that the whales have experienced extreme stress when their offspring were captured in the wild or when separated after breeding at water parks. The film features footage of attacks on trainers by Tilikum and other captive whales, and interviews with witnesses. A segment of the video of trainer Dawn Brancheau’s death is shown at the beginning of the film and near the end, but cuts off just before Tilikum attacks and drags her underwater.
- Certificate: 15
- 83 min
- Documentary, Drama
Seating at CICCIC: We have sofas, arm chairs and normal chairs. Soon you will be able to reserve a seat but at this time seating is provided on a first come, first serve basis.
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Why Watch Movies at CICCIC
If you love going to the movies but adore a homely atmosphere, perhaps even a beer or glass of wine then Creative Innovation Centre’s Community Cinema programme will bring a fresh new approach to local movie watching.
Registered as a community cinema in Paul Street, Taunton, the independent flexibility of screening films for audience numbers of up to 60 means an intimate setting for a great movie night out.
Andrew Knutt, director at CICCIC said “Movie goers can lounge in our sofas, grab a drink at the bar, even nominate movies for us to screen and even hire private movie screenings.”
CICCIC is a registered Neighbourhood Cinema with the British Film Institute No. 000921 and a member of Cinema for All.