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See the Documentary "Blackfish"­ at the Cedar Lee Theater in Cleveland Hts.

This is a great opportunity to see the Premier showing of the documentary "Blackfish" (check out the description below on the Cedar Lee site) being shown on Friday, the 16th through Thursday the 22nd.  The Friday the 16th showtimes for each of the shows are 12:30pm, 2:45pm, 4:55pm, 7:15pm and 9:25pm.  (phone for Cedar Lee is[masked] or web site is: http://clevelandcinemas.com/moviedetails.asp?id=4736  (remember if you are purchasing your tickets on line to 'click' onto the movie time that you are planning on attending).

Many people are planning on arriving early for having a dinner before or after the show starts.  Lemon Grass is right next door Lemon Grass, 2179 Lee Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 (216) 321-0210.  Or The Melt and Cafe Tandoors are within a short walking or driving distance.   

Gia, creator of the Healthy and Humane Observer,  has a Blackfish Premier Facebook site for the show on Friday the 16th and says: "The theater has told me that, if our group exceeds 20 and we are assembled a bit early - no late entries, we will be extended the $6 each price. Check out her site at:  https://www.facebook.com/events/220605534758729/

Cedar Lee description is as follows:

Blackfish

Rated: PG-13
Advisory: for mature thematic elements including disturbing and violent images
Running time: 90 minutes
Release date: 7/19/2013
Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Starring:
Genre: Documentary
Distributor: Magnolia Pictures
Official website: http://www.magpictures.com/blackfish/


Synopsis: 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?

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  • carolina

    I really enjoy the opportunity to meet some of you. Is very uplifting to meet people that care in a world that most don't care at all.

    On the other hand the documentary was heartbreaking. I visited SeaWorld when I was a teenager because my mom bought a tour that included it. Even back then I felt something was not right . As many of the messages my body has sent me about eating animals through my life.

    I felt really sad and upset for the whales, but whenever I feel like that I think of how much worst they feel. I'm definitely going to follow on this case. And of course, continue working (to my the best of my abilities) on animal's rights.

    p. For those of you who don't know me I'm a musician and always open to perform in vegan and animal's rights events . Feel free to contact me :).

    Take good care!!

    2 · August 17, 2013

  • Mark L.

    I know how deeply moving this film was and I also know how helpless we can feel at times against giant powerhouse companies that do harm to animals, like Sea World. I told my 84 year old father - whom is not involved in animal rights - that he should take some friends and go see this film. When he asked what it was about, his response was surprising to me: "I have known about this for years, Sea World has done questionable things since their beginning and it has never been right."
    The positive we can get from all of this is the fact we can spread the conversation much farther than we have ever been able to before. We are becoming aware of what really happens to all animals throughout the world. Just a decade ago, we had to rely on the media and all of the coverups that managed to keep us in the dark about so many things. These days there are not many excuses left to stay unaware of the truth.

    2 · August 17, 2013

    • Mark L.

      For anyone who wants to continue with following the movements against Sea World or ending the captivity, slaughter, or exploitation of any of these amazing animals, I urge you to jump on Twitter and follow @WhaleTilikum; @OrcaSOS; @callofthecove; @SJDolphins; @CoveMovie_OPS; @BridgettePirtle; @mannyoprods; @blackfishmovie; @Sam10k; @_AnimalAdvocate.
      These are just a few and only one aspect of the fight to end animal exploitation, but every step counts.

      2 · August 17, 2013

  • Suzy W.

    (cont.) Also, that orcas live as long as people do in the wild, but only half as long in captivity. Another thing is that Orcas in the wild seem to enjoy interacting with humans, and there are no known cases of an orca hurting or killing a human in the wild. The saddest part was when a baby orca (living in a Sea World tank with her mother) was taken away from its mother and the mother kept making loud moaning cries for such a long time. Researchers had not heard this sound in an orca before. They did not bring her baby back, as they had sold her to another facility.

    1 · August 17, 2013

  • Suzy W.

    The documentary was excellent and I hope many young families with children are able to see it so they won't buy into this very lucrative entertainment. Much new information was brought to light in this film, especially in hearing the former Sea World trainers share their experiences and how former trainer injuries and deaths were not openly shared with them. I didn't know that orcas have an extra emotional part of their brains that not even humans have. (see cont.)

    1 · August 17, 2013

  • Sandie A. S.

    From the very beginning of the movie to the very end, I felt so tense, so helpless and so sad to learn of everything that terrible SEAWORLD has done to capture these beautiful whales, destroy the family units and lie to the public of the injuries, training, captivity, depression, stress and death that is caused to the whales and to their trainers. For as wonderful as it was to get together with all my wonderful animal loving friends for dinner at the Lemon Grass prior to the movie and a nice walk down to Phoenix coffee shop after the movie, it was just too horrific to listen to and to see on the documentary from start to present and not be incredibly moved to tears.

    2 · August 17, 2013

  • Sandie A. S.

    For the 7:15pm Friday, the 17th, showtime for Blackfish: Message from Gia from her Facebook page:
    "Giovanna Gia Maria Mona-Campola
    See you all tomorrow, promptly at 6:45, with your $6 in cash in hand! Can't wait to see you all, and thanks for caring! Last minute questions, feel free and you can call me at[masked]"

    August 15, 2013

  • Sandie A. S.

    For those interested in getting in on the discounted $6 rate, you MUST be at the Cedar Lee theater on Friday the 16th, at 6:45pm if you are joining in on the 7:15 show. Gia will be there collecting $6 in cash from you in order to get ALL of the tickets she needs. This is the only showtime that Gia is offering this.

    August 15, 2013

  • Sandie A. S.

    Caroline, please contact Gia directly to see about getting the $6 discount cost. Please click onto her profile on this meetup site and e-mail her that you'd like to be included if you are not on Facebook at http://www.meetup.com/vegans-367/members/3963042/

    August 12, 2013

  • carolina

    So, I can´t access the facebook event . What time would we gather for the $6 fee? Looking forward to it :)

    August 12, 2013

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