MIAMI 8/31/15 – “Dolphin Lover,” the documentary film about author Malcolm J. Brenner’s 1971 love affair with Dolly the dolphin, was named runner-up in the Best Documentary Short category at the Sidewalk film festival in Birmingham, Alabama, producer Joey Daoud announced today. This makes a total of four awards for the film, including Best Documentary Short at the Los Angeles Film Festival, and honorable mentions at Slamdance and the Indie Grits festival.
The 16-minute film uses archival footage of Floridaland, the amusement park where the interspecies romance took place, Brenner’s black-and-white period photos of the park’s dolphins and extensive interviews with Brenner. To see a teaser for the film, click here.
Kareem Tabsch, director of Dolphin Lover, reports the film is an official selection at the Portland Film Festival. The film will show in a block of shorts at 4:45 and 6:45 p.m. on Sept. 2.
The short film “Dolphin Lover,” about Malcolm J. Brenner’s relationship with Dolly the dolphin, will play at the prestigious 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival. Screening time is 8:45 p.m. on Monday, June 15 at the Regal Cinemas Live as part of the Shorts Program 1. For information about future screenings, please return to this web site.
Short interview with Malcolm J. Brenner by Kat Dow of unRavel.us, a web site of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune newspaper. Being where Brenner lived during the time, the early 1970’s, Sarasota is “ground zero” for the “Wet Goddess” story. “Dolphin Lover” screened twice at the recent 2015 Sarasota Film Festival. The film makes use of archival footage of Floridaland, the small theme park with a dolphin show in Nokomis which provided the setting for the book. The location is today occupied by a housing development.
Malcolm J. Brenner will be appearing at a showing of Dolphin Lover at the Sarasota Film Festival, 9:45 p.m. Sunday, April 12. The film will be shown as part of a package of short films being screened at the Hollywood Cinema in theater T12. Director Kareem Tabsch will also be there. Dolphin Lover will repeat as part of the same package on Thursday, April 16 at 10 p.m. in theater T10 with producer Joey Daoud in attendance.