Puppies that will become guide dogs take center stage in film at Fisher Theatre
Sedona AZ (September 21, 2018) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the acclaimed and heartwarming new documentary “Pick of the Litter” Sept. 28-Oct. 4 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
Meet Patriot, Potomac, Primrose, Poppet, and Phil — five spirited puppies who, from the moment they’re born, begin an incredible journey to become guide dogs for the blind. “Pick of the Litter” follows them as they begin their quest.
Cameras follow these pups through an intense odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm. It’s a rigorous two-year process that will take the pups from the care of selfless foster volunteers to specialized trainers to, if they make the cut, a lifelong human companion. At every step of the way, the puppies will be tested, challenged, and evaluated.
These remarkable animals rely on a community of dedicated individuals who train them to do amazing, life-changing things in the service of their human.
The stakes are high and not every dog can make the cut. Only the best of the best. The pick of the litter.
Who has what it takes? Introducing viewers to an unforgettable cast of canine personalities and the dedicated individuals who work with them,
“Pick of the Litter” is an uplifting, bighearted celebration of the unique bond between humans and dogs.
“Puppies rule in ‘Pick of the Litter’, Dana Nachman and Don Hardy’s seriously cute account of the breeding and training program that prepares service dogs to become guides for the visually impaired.” — The Hollywood Reporter
The screenings of “Pick of the Litter” are sponsored by the Humane Society of Sedona and BMO Harris Bank.
“Pick of the Litter” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sept. 28-Oct. 4. Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Friday, Sunday and Tuesday, Sept. 28, 30 and Oct. 2; and 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 3 and 4.
Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.