Pick of the Litter
This documentary follows a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind.
**On Wednesday, October 10, stay for a Post-film Talk after the 5:10 PM screening, with West Hartford resident and Guide Dogs for the Blind Graduate Andrea Giudice.
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 human.
The stakes are high and not every dog can make the cut. Only the best of the best. The pick of the litter.
Directors Dana Nachman and Don Hardy (who previously co-directed the feature docs The Human Experiment, Witch Hunt, and Love Hate Love) 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.
"A complete delight, a much-needed balm for the soul."
"Bans on talking in movie theaters should be briefly lifted for anyone who can't resist shouting "Go, Poppet!" on test days. Which should be almost everyone."
"By far the most joyous time you'll have at the movies all year."
Directed by Dana Nachman and Don Hardy
REGULAR ADMISSION: $11
REAL ART WAYS MEMBERS: $6
SENIOR & STUDENT MEMBERS: $5.50
SENIORS (65+): $8
FULL-TIME STUDENTS (WITH ID): $8
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