“Blackfish” tells the story of Tilikum, a performing whale that killed several people while in captivity. Along the way, director-producer Gabriela Cowperthwaite compiles shocking footage and emotional interviews to explore the creature’s dual nature, the lives and losses of the trainers and the pressures brought to bear by the sea-park industry.
Indiewire has an exclusive clip from the U.S. documentary competition film, which will first screen Jan. 19 at 9 pm at Temple Theatre.
Cowperthwaite has made documentaries for ESPN, DirecTV, National Geographic, and the Discovery and History channels. Her inner-city gang documentary “City Lax: An Urban Lacrosse Story” was recently acquired by ESPN and DirecTV.
Check out the clip, below.