Pick of the Litter


Dec. 29 • 3:00 & 5:30 pm

Not rated• 81 min.)

Official selection: FI, San Francisco, Seattle, Cleveland and Hot Docs Film Festivals

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Pick of the Litter follows a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Cameras follow these pups through an intense two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm. Along the way, these remarkable animals rely on a community of dedicated individuals who train them to do amazing, life-changing things in the service of their humans. The stakes are high and not every dog can make the cut. Only the best of the best. The pick of the litter. With deft storytelling skill, directors Dana Nachman and Don Hardy introduce us to a group of unique canine characters along with their human counterparts. Pick of the Litter is a wonderful reminder of the extraordinary relationships we have with our dogs, especially those that we work beside each day.

Pick of the Litter makes for unexpectedly suspenseful viewing. But bans on talking in movie theaters should be briefly lited for anyone who can’t resist shouting ‘Go, Poppet!’ on test days. Which should be almost everyone.”  ~ Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times

Directed by Dana Nachman and Don Hardy

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Show Time

3:00, 5:30


Adult, Child