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“A Day in the Life of Lolita the Performing Orca” featuring world renowned orca biologist Dr. Ingrid N. Visser will screen at the 2014 Big Apple Film Festival in New York City.  The documentary short, directed by Daniel Azarian,  follows Dr. Visser as she visits the Miami Seaquarium where an orca named Lolita has been living in the smallest orca tank in the world for the past 44 years.  This film, produced on behalf of the Washington-based Orca Network, documents Dr. Visser’s visit as well as her thoughts and scientific observations concerning Lolita’s current living conditions.

The Big Apple Film Festival (BAFF), presented by the Big Apple Film Society, takes place annually at the world famous Tribeca Cinemas in the heart of the New York City. Named one of MovieMaker Magazine’s top “25 Film Festivals Worth The Entry Fee” and “One of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals”, BAFF is dedicated to showcasing and promoting the highest quality films from the New York City independent film community, as well as additional specially selected films from across the country and around the world. Notable honorary guests and award recipients have included Cuba Gooding Jr., Jesse Eisenberg, Morgan Spurlock, Alan Cumming, Haley Joel Osment and others. The festival will take place November 5th – 9th, 2014 at Tribeca Cinemas in New York City. “A Day in the Life of Lolita” will screen on November 6 at 8:15pm. Tickets go on sale on October 15, 2014. Visit for more information.

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