The Whale is a thoughtful, philosophical, political documentary that ponders the impulses behind, and advisability of, intense interaction between human beings and another smart species. The true story of a young killer whale, an orca nicknamed Luna, who makes friends with people after he gets separated from his family on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. As rambunctious and surprising as a visitor from another planet, Luna endears himself to humans with his determination to make contact, which leads to laughter, conflict and unexpected consequences.
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Running time: 84 mins
Reviews: "A gossamer lyricism... quiet dignity and gorgeous images."- The New York Times "An amazing movie... you must go see it."- Ellen DeGeneres "Thoughtful and moving." - Los Angeles Times "Visually stunning and emotionally wrought." - Washington Post "Everyone should see this movie." - Ric O'Barry, star of THE COVE "Serious-minded, thought-provoking."- The Hollywood Reporter
Dinner: Join us after the film for a delicious buffet dinner upstairs. The menu includes delicious Indian dahl soup, various vegetable curries, baked penne pasta, cauliflower pakoras, potato wedges, rice, poppadums, bread & a variety of salads, sauces and side dishes.
In their words: "We believe in giving value for money and encourage you to visit the buffet as many times as you like through out your evening with us".
Getting there: Govindas is 5 mins walk from Kings Cross trainstation. There is ticketed street parking in surrounding streets and free parking about two blocks away.
Dinner Plus Film: $29.80
Film only: $14
Dinner only: $19.90
Bookings:Please note that your 'YES' rsvp on meetup is considered as a booking. This is a private Films For Change screening, and bookings are only taken via our meetup page right here. Payment is on the night at the upstairs restaurant, thanks :-)
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