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Watch indie documentary "Blackfish"­ - controversy of killer whales in captivity

PURCHASE YOUR TIX HERE ($6):  https://www.boxofficetickets.com/bot/wa/event?id=238385

The cinema website: http://www.cinema21.com

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Hey all,

I came across this really interesting documentary and I was wondering if other folks would be interested in watching it and hanging out. (Scroll to the end for logistics.)

Blackfish is a documentary about orcas in captivity. A few years ago, an orca killed a trainer seemingly out of the blue. Orcas (cetaceans) belong to the rare lot of creatures that pass the "mirror test"--they recognize themselves in mirror, indicating self awareness and a high level of intelligence.

As a guy who went to Sea World growing up, I find this topic super interesting!

Here's the trailer: http://blackfishmovie.com/
Here's a New York Times video on the movie: http://www.nytimes.com/video/2013/07/29/science/100000002362636/a-complicated-cetacean.html

If you've seen the Cove http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cove_(film), Blackfish sounds really similar. If you haven't, I highly recommend it--it won an Academy Award!

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Logistics:

I'm going to tentatively set the date for 3PM on Saturday, August 10th, and wait to see if there's any interest at all. The available times are 1,3,5,7,9PM on Saturday, so we can change around. We should definitely watch the movie and hang out afterwards/talk about it, and we need to order our tickets beforehand since it opens the day before.

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  • John R

    So.........has anyone else purchased their tix? :-)

    August 9, 2013

    • Marie A.

      Purchased my tickets - see you tomorrow at 3! Looking forward to the documentary =]

      August 9, 2013

    • John R

      Excellent, see ya then!

      August 9, 2013

  • Marie A.

    Yes! Purchasing them tonight. I will let you know if I got tix

    August 9, 2013

  • John R

    Okay, I just purchased my tickets. They are $6, and come out to $7.30 after fees. Cinema 21's site is cinema21.com, and you can click the "buy tickets" link under the Blackfish movie. This is hte direct link to online purchase: https://www.boxofficetickets.com/bot/wa/event?id=238385

    I called twice hoping to get an idea of whether there was a possibility the movie would be sold out, but I didn't get through...

    August 7, 2013

  • Marie A.

    Yeah, I'm down. Just let me know when to buy.

    August 6, 2013

  • John R

    Hey guys, do we want to try and purchase our tix over the next 2 days? I'll give the theatre a call tomorrow morning.

    August 6, 2013

  • John R

    Apparently depressing documentaries are not nearly as popular events.... But I'm still down. To ye hardy few, shall we agree to purchase tix by Wednesday or so (we should probably all agree to buy on the same day so that we either all get tickets or don't)? Does the 3 PM screen work, or should we try another time? I'll look into cafes/nearby hangout spots (I think Coffee Time) is nearby.

    Also, I'll see if any of my nerdy/activist friends are interested.

    August 4, 2013

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