Friday, January 11, 2013

Blackfish Movie Premieres at Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Institute was founded by Robert Redford in 1981, and his festival has been connecting independent film makers with audiences since 1985.


This year 43 feature documentaries will be screened in Park City, Utah, theaters, and Blackfish will be one of them. The movie was selected from a field of over 2000 entries. 

Many of these films will go around the world and some will earn theatrical releases. As described by Ondi Timmoner at TheLipTV this, "Is the key curation moment for many filmmakers."

The topic of the film will partly examine the tragic life of the captive orca named "Tilikum," which means "friend," and "shows the sometimes devastating consequences of keeping such intelligent and sentient creatures in captivity." 

None of us at VOTO have seen the film, or know much about it. But we do know that footage was collected on land and sea from sites all over the world and over the past two years. Good luck to Gabriela and her film #Blackfish. Meet "Gabby" below...