Otter 501 Premier at the Northwest Film Forum

Otter 501 is premiering Friday, May 18 at 5pm at the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle. Additional showings will be on Saturday, May 19 at 3pm and 5pm, Sunday, May 20 at 3pm, 5pm, and 7pm.

This film tells the true story of Otter 501, a sea otter pup who was separated from her mother at a week old and became part of a groundbreaking surrogate program where she was cared for by humans. The pup was then introduced to an adoptive sea otter mother who, in turn, raised her for months so she could develop the necessary skills to survive back in the wild. Otter 501 was the last of 12 otter pups raised by surrogate otter mom, Toola, as part of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Sea Otter Research and Conservation Program.

Otter 501 in the wildToday, Otter 501 is enjoying her life in the wild and is doing very well. She will soon be celebrating her second birthday!

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One Response to Otter 501 Premier at the Northwest Film Forum

  1. We can’t for you to meet little 501! Seeing Otter 501 at the Northwest Film Forum followed by a trip to the Seattle Aquarium to see the sea otters in action – I can’t imagine a better weekend! You can join Otter 501 Movie on Facebook and Twitter (@otter501movie) for adorable updates, videos of 501, and more.

    Thanks for supporting our little indie film and its starring species – we’re working to protect sea otters and your help getting the word out means a lot!


    For information visit the Northwest Film Forum’s website:

    Showtimes for Otter 501 at the Northwest Film Forum:
    Friday, May 18 at 5:00
    Saturday, May 19 at 3:00 and 5:00
    Sunday, May 20 at 3:00, 5:00, and 7:00

    Otter 501 on Facebook:
    Otter 501 on Twitter:!/Otter501Movie
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