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The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52

The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52

THE LONELIEST WHALE is a cinematic quest to find the “52 Hertz Whale,” which scientists believe has spent its entire life in solitude calling out at a frequency that is different from any other whale. As the film embarks on this engrossing journey, audiences will explore what this whale’s lonely plight can teach us — not just about our changing relationship to the oceans, but to each other.

Executive Produced with Leonardo DiCaprio and Adrian Grenier.

“Neither slick nor propulsive, “The Loneliest Whale” gently combines aquatic adventure and bobbing meditation on our own species’s environmental arrogance.” (New York Times)

“An invigorating search for an elusive creature of the deep.” (TIME Magazine)

“The director and his human subjects make a case for how our knowledge of the undersea mammals’ behavior has altered some of our destructive practices for the better.” (The Wrap)

“A fascinating tale about a undiscovered, single beast that emitted a sound, one that other whales did not comprehend. No one has ever answered his call….” (Film International)

Sunday, August 1
Doors 12:30 pm | Movie 1:00 pm *Sharp! Please arrive on time. Start time subject to change.
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

Friday, August 6 Encore screening!
Doors 5:15 pm | Movie 5:45 pm *Please arrive on time. Start time subject to change.
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THE LONELIEST WHALE (Joshua Zeman, 2021 / 95 mins / PG) The mysterious 52 Hertz whale emits a call unrecognized by other whales, leading to a life of solitude.

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