Short Films Celebrating Dogs
Sunday, July 16 at 3 and 5 pm
Bring your dog as your movie date!
Admission is $12 for humans and $5 for dogs (service dogs are free).
The New York Dog Film Festival™ is a philanthropic celebration of the many ways that we can appreciate the remarkable bond between dogs and their people, with canine-themed films from around the world to create a shared audience experience that inspires, educates and entertains through documentary, animated and narrative films. With a New York City premiere every fall, the Festival then travels around the country, partnering in each location with an outstanding animal welfare organization that brings adoptable dogs to the theater and receives a portion of the ticket sales.
FIRST ANNUAL PROGRAM #1 “SECOND CHANCES” (71 Minutes)
HARVEY & HARMONY (1:00) is indescribable!; THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MOLLY (7:00) First time British director Sue Carpenter’s love tribute to her black Lab Molly; 989 MILES HOME (15:00) Laurence Alexander’s student film depicting discarded dogs in South Carolina being transported by volunteers to welcoming adoptive homes in the Northeast; GAME OF BONES (10:30) Director Blaire Dobiecki (Melbourne, Australia) re-imagines the popular television series with a similar name, starring her own rescued Lab, Helen, as the heroine; CONVERSATION WITH MY DOGS (3:00) Humorist Merrill Markoe questions why her dogs follow her everywhere; DAVID & GOLIATH (12:00) Director George Zaverdas based his period film on a true story of a Jewish resistance fighter fleeing from the Nazis, who takes refuge in a dog house where the German shepherd saves his life; LE SAUVETAGE (6:00) Peter Mcevilley’s faux-French tale of how dogs view us and bring us together – promoting adoption with the rescued performing Olate dogs. (in French with subtitles); USEFUL DOG TRICKS (4:00) Heather Brook’s Terrier Jesse embodies “multi-tasking;” A BOY AND HIS DOG (9:30) Jonna Mciver ‘s documentary features Owen – a very little boy – whose family adopts Haatchi – a very big dog – and how they make each other whole.
FIRST ANNUAL PROGRAM #2 “LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING” (65 Minutes)
HARVEY DOGS HOME (1:00) indescribably delightful; FOG OF COURAGE (7:30) John R. Dilworth (an Academy Award nominee) made this animated horror/comedy about a cowardly dog named Courage; LOOKING FOR LOVE (3:00) Australian director Blaire Dobiecki stars her rescued black Lab, Helen, in a cautionary tale about looking for love online; THE LEWIS LECTURES (7:30) Merrill Markoe’s animated depiction of what dogs actually think and do when we leave the house; DOG YEARS (4:00) Director Sam Hearn’s voice-over of a dog who questions his relationship with his frequently absent owner; VALENTINA (9:30) Spanish directors Crespo and Romera’s tale of an estranged couple and their Pug Valentina, who brings them back together. (in Spanish, sub-titled); THE POODLE TRAINER (8:00) Vance Malone’s character study of a circus trainer, whose performing poodles are the center of her universe (in Russian, sub-titled); DINE IN THE DARK (:30) Jake Shannon, an Australian student, made this PSA for Guide Dogs for the Blind to create empathy for living with vision-impairment; SECOND CHANCES (20:00) Director Steven Latham’s film about female prisoners who train dogs from shelters, changing lives on both ends of the leash; PETCO ADOPTION STORY (3:00) with roller blader Bonnie Thunder.
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