Dolphin Tale opens in theaters nationwide on September 23rd! We at Homeschool Movie Club are planning to launch a nationwide 'Homeschool Day' and all see the movie together in theaters! It is a perfect movie for the homeschool community...it has so much to offer educationally and is an uplifting true story that tugs at the heart strings. It is also inspiring, wholesome, AND one of the characters in the film is homeschooled...and makes homeschooling look good (not stereotypical and weird). Both of the kids in the film are homeschooled in real life too. Watch the trailer here to see more
Homeschool Movie Club is also excited to have Sheri Seligson create our own free curriculum to accompany the movie. She is the author of Apologia's Marine Biology curriculum and has developed a wonderful multi-age curriculum for the whole family to enjoy before or after seeing the film.
There is already a buzz building in the homeschool community about this film as several homeschool groups have already been able to see a sneak peak screening and have come out raving about it. Some homeschoolers have been able to meet the actor Nathan Gamble or Cozi Zuehlsdorff at their local homeschool convention as they have made appearances meeting and greeting fellow homeschoolers in convention halls across the country.
Alcon Entertainment’s “Dolphin Tale” is inspired by the amazing true story of a brave dolphin and the compassionate strangers who banded together to save her life.
Swimming free, a young dolphin is caught in a crab trap, severely damaging her tail. She is rescued and transported to the Clearwater Marine Hospital, where she is named Winter. But her fight for survival has just begun.
Without a tail, Winter’s prognosis is dire. It will take the expertise of a dedicated marine biologist, the ingenuity of a brilliant prosthetics doctor, and the unwavering devotion of a young boy to bring about a groundbreaking miracle—a miracle that might not only save Winter but could also help scores of people around the world.
The real Winter, who plays herself in “Dolphin Tale,” today serves as a symbol of courage, perseverance and hope to millions of people—both able and disabled—who have been touched by her remarkable story of recovery and rehabilitation.
The film stars Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”