The Cove is a powerful new documentary about efforts to expose the capture and slaughter of dolphins in Taiji, Japan.
One of the film’s heroes is Ric O’Barry, who worked for years at the Miami Seaquarium and trained dolphins for the “Flipper” television series. In 1970, after witnessing the death of a dolphin he had cared for, O’Barry had a dramatic change-of-heart and began campaigning against dolphin captivity.
In Taiji, the documentary turns into a “gripping action-adventure thriller,” explains the synposis on the film’s website. “With the local Chief of Police hot on their trail and strong-arm fishermen keeping tabs on them, they will recruit an ‘Ocean’s Eleven’-style team of underwater sound and camera experts, special effects artists, marine explorers, adrenaline junkies and world-class free divers who will carry out an undercover operation to photograph the off-limits cove, while playing a cloak-and-dagger game with those who would have them jailed.”
The Cove won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Visit thecovemovie.com to view a preview.
A limited number of tickets are available for advance screenings of the film in Orlando and Miami.
- Tuesday, July 28, 7:30pm at AMC Aventura 24 (19501 Biscayne Blvd.- in the Aventura Mall)
- Monday, August 3, 7:30pm at Regal Winter Park Stadium 20 (510 North Orlando Ave., Winter Park)
If you would like to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org (include: THE COVE/[screening location] in the email subject line, and your first and last name and the number of seats you would like in the body of your email.
The Cove opens in theaters nationwide on August 7. Click here for locations.