'Cove' to screen as part of film series

Doc to be featured in 'Films That Changed the World'

"The Cove" has been selected as the next motion picture to be screened in the "Kat Kramer's Films That Changed the World" series.

The screening, set for Feb. 28 at Sunset Bronson Studios in Hollywood, is aimed at focusing attention on two organizations that were instrumental in the pic's production: the Oceanic Preservation Society, which is operated by "Cove" director Louie Psihoyos, and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

Kramer selected "Cove" for inclusion because the film has heightened awareness about the killing of dolphins, particularly in the Japanese news media.

"The horrifying practice is so entrenched that it is not going to be stopped overnight, but I believe 'The Cove' will make a significant impact," said actress and producer Kat Kramer, founder of the series.

Written by Mark Monroe, "Cove" was produced by Fisher Stevens and associate produced by Charles Hambleton. The film has received numerous awards and is nominated for the feature documentary Oscar.

"Kat Kramer's Films That Changed the World" was launched last year to honor films that focus attention on controversial issues. The first film in the series was Barbra Streisand's "Yentl"; its screening raised awareness of the plight of women in the Congo.

Kramer was inspired to create the film series by the memory of her father, producer-director Stanley Kramer, who was known for making socially conscious movies.