One Lucky Elephant

November 13, 5:45 p.m. at the Hi-Pointe

One Lucky Elephant

One Lucky Elephant
Directed by Lisa Leeman

One Lucky Elephant is, essentially, a love story. For sixteen years, David Balding cared for an African elephant named Flora; he named his circus for her – Circus Flora – and she played a starring role. The affection between them in the early scenes of Lisa Leeman's documentary is palpable. But very soon a crisis arises: Flora has grown tired of performing. Much of the film concerns Balding's quest to find a good home for Flora to live out the remainder of her life, which could be as long as 30 years. One Lucky Elephant touches on issues of elephant training and psychology (how does being captured at a young age affect an elephant?) and the ethics of confining wild animals to circuses and zoos. But, at heart, it's really about our responsibility to those we love and how we can separate our own wishes from their best interests – and that applies to everybody, not just elephants.

 
My Voice Nation Help
0 comments
Sort: Newest | Oldest
 

Now Showing

Find capsule reviews, showtimes & tickets for all films in town.

Powered By VOICE Places

Box Office

Scores provided by Rotten Tomatoes

Join My Voice Nation for free stuff, film info & more!

Loading...