Film on "Winter the Dolphin" Now Featured in Clearwater Marine Aquarium Theater
Follows Successful Screening at New York Film Festival
CLEARWATER - Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) is pleased to announce a specially-edited version of "Winter, The Dolphin that Could" is now showing for the first time in its custom-designed Bright House Atlantis Theater. The film is being shown eight times daily, at the top of the hour. The unique theater has a 27-foot by 9-foot screen and features warping technology, allowing films to be shown on its rounded screen.
Just last month, the film was screened at the Tribeca Film Festival. Actor Robert De Niro, Hollywood Producer Jane Rosenthal and Best-Selling Author Craig Hatkoff founded the Tribeca Film Festival in 2001 following the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of the lower Manhattan district through an annual celebration of film, music and culture. The Tribeca Festival has screened over 1,100 films from over 80 countries since its first festival in 2002. Since its founding, it has attracted an international audience of more than two million attendees and has generated over $530 million in economic activity for New York City.
Tribeca Festival co-founder Craig Hatkoff and his daughters (Juliana and Isabella) are the authors of the upcoming book, Winter's Tail: How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again. Published by Scholastic and Turtle Pond Publications, in collaboration with Clearwater Marine Aquarium, the book will be available in October.
"Winter, The Dolphin that Could" recounts the true story of Winter, the tailless dolphin, who was not expected to survive after her tail was caught in a crab trap line and eventually fell off. The film takes viewers on an extraordinary journey through her rescue, fight to stay alive and extensive rehabilitation. The documentary also highlights how Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics developed a one-of-a-kind prosthetic tail. The gel in Winter's tail is now used to ease pain for humans with prosthetics. The film closes with a moving music video set to Martina McBride's song "Anyway."
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