Sunday, April 22 at 12:15 pm
Cinemark Perkins Rowe
Special Presentation * USA * 81 min
Director: Don Hardy Jr. and Dana Nachman
Sponsored by: Carole & Charlie Lamar for Companion Animal Alliance
Co-directed by Dana Nachman and Don Hardy, Pick of the Litter is a touching documentary that offers a glimpse into the rigorous training of guide dogs for the blind. The film follows a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born and begin their quest to become Guide Dogs for the Blind, the ultimate canine career. Cameras follow these pups through a two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm. Along the way, the dogs meet a community of dedicated individuals who train them to do amazing, life-changing things in the service of their human. There are 800 puppies born each year and go into training to become guide dogs for the blind. However, there are only 300 of them that make the cut. The rest are career-changed, which is just a polite way of saying that they are cut from the program. The stakes are high and not every dog can make the cut. Only the best of the best. The pick of the litter.
Film Website: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5644050/?ref_=ttpl_pl_tt