Former killer whale trainer John Hargrove will join us at The Picture House for a screening and discussion of the award winning film Blackfish . John has nearly two decades in the industry at SeaWorld of California, SeaWorld of Texas, and Marineland in the south of France and is interviewed in the film.
Film Starts at 7:30pm
Discussion and Q&A at 9:00pm
General Admission $12
Students & Seniors $10
Members are Free (email here or call 738-3161 for more information on becoming a member for this event)
Many of us have experienced the excitement and awe of watching 8,000 pound orcas, or “killer whales,” soar out of the water and fly through the air at sea parks, as if in perfect harmony with their trainers. Yet, in our contemporary lore this mighty black and white mammal is like a two -faced Janus-beloved as a majestic, friendly giant yet infamous for its capacity to kill viciously. Blackfish unravels the complexities of this dichotomy, employing the story of notorious performing whale Tilikum, who-unlike any orca in the wild-has taken the lives of several people while in captivity. So what exactly went wrong?