In Contention‘s Kris Tapley has linked to a quote from Cove hairshirt star Ric O’Barry that gives credit to Ben Stiller for playing a key role in getting the film screened at the Tokyo International Film Festival. I reported on 9.16 that TIFF jury president Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu was a prime mover behind the inclusion, but whatever. The point is that everyone who wanted The Cove to be seen at this festival got together and cajoled and finagled and made it happen.