Streaming Release!

Days of the Whale


Free virtual Q&A with director Catalina Arroyave Restrepo and cast, Saturday, August 1 at 6:00pm MST. Click here to register.

Once you purchase an “e-ticket” you will be sent a link & password to view the film. The Loft Cinema will be splitting the revenue with the film’s distributor 50/50. You can watch Days of the Whale for 72 hours after you receive a link via email. The film may be watched on your mobile device, computer, and other streaming devices. Click here for FAQs on streaming the film.

Made with unmistakable energy and unconcealed filmmaking glee … marks first-time director Arroyave as one to watch.” – Jessica Kiang, Variety

Set in the bustling city of Medellín, Colombia’s second largest, Days of the Whale follows Cristina (Laura Tobón) and Simón (David Escallón), two young graffiti artists who tag spots around where they live, as part of an art collective that serves as the center for a group of young revolutionaries.  Simón comes from a working-class background and lives with his grandmother. Cristina is a college kid from an upper-middle-class family who finds herself living with her father because her mother moved to Spain when threatened by the city’s criminal street gangs. The love that unites them, and their friendship with other artists, keeps Cristina from leaving the city as tensions rise when Cristina and Simon’s rebellious, restless spirit leads them to defy a dangerous street gang by painting a mural over a threatening tag at the center. With her assured and fresh debut feature, director Catalina Arroyaye Restrepo joins a vital group of young Colombian and Latin American female filmmakers changing how the country and the region are represented in film.  Days of the Whale offers a vital portrait of the urban culture of a city in flux.  (Dir. by Catalina Arroyaye Restrepo, 2019, Colombia, in Spanish with English subtitles, 80 mins., Not Rated)