Blackfish: A new documentary about orcas

students can attend this film tonight in Ventura and write about it for extra credit

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The Ventura Film Society presents Blackfish today Tuesday Sept. 17, 2013 at 7:15pm in downtown Ventura 420 E. Santa Clara (near Oak). The title refers to the First Nations name for orcas, a mammal that Americans typically misname “killer whales.” The film has opened to rave reviews (see links below). Watching the trailer provides a sense of how compelling, moving and important this documentary is. In attendance tonight in Ventura will be the film’s director and its composer.

VFS2013blackfish In its fifth season, the Ventura Film Society celebrates Film as Public Art by engaging, informing and inspiring people with stories that “pay tribute to films and filmmakers, from emerging talents to acknowledged masters, with compelling live appearances and special programs.” The VFS shows Films the first and third Tuesdays of the month.

General admission is $10; $7 for seniors and $5 for students with ID.

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