Keiko Returns to Hollywood for the 20th Anniversary of Free Willy

On Saturday August 17th at the Lloyd E. Rigler Theater
Located at the Egyptian Theater American Cinematheque
in Hollywood California


11am: Blue Carpet Ceremony

1pm: Screening of the Movie Free Willy, followed by Q&A with Expert Cast Members and Producers of Both Films

3pm: Screening of Keiko The Untold Story of the Star of Free Willy

Updates will be posted here as the date nears and on our Facebook page.


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Nowhere in recent history has a captive mammal garnered so much attention as Keiko, the orca star of the 1993 hit film, “Free Willy.” The film’s success, partnered with growing public interest in animals held in captivity, launched a children’s crusade that called for Keiko’s release into the wild. The result: a multimillion-dollar project that spanned four countries, weathered endless controversy and lasted nearly a decade. Through first-hand accounts by the marine mammal experts charged with his care, “Keiko The Untold Story” follows Keiko, his life, his legacy of hope, and the untold story of his extraordinary years in Iceland and Norway.