Wednesday, January 20, 2010

"The Cove"

I've started living part-time in Oceanside (approximately 30-45 minutes outside of NYC) to help care for a family member. Initially, I was taking the train. Recently, though, I have been taking the bus and have been impressed by this mode of transportation for long distance travel. It's approximately $18 from DC to NY Penn Station on Bolt Bus. The return trip costs approximately $25 on DC2NY.

While en route to NY last week, I fired up my laptop and watched the film, "The Cove." It's a documentary film about the efforts of activist Ric O'Barry (the dolphin trainer from the "Flipper" television series) to expose the dolphin hunting practices of villagers in Taiji, a small fishing town in Japan. It's suspenseful and literally had me on the edge of my (bus) seat.

This film is highly rated, with a Metacritic score of 84 out of 100.

1 comment:

Beatrice said...

I haven't seen this, but someone I know was telling me about it -- the movie made quite an impression, and he highly recommended it.