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Pick of the Litter – 12PM

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:21 pm


Pick of the Litter


Friday, February 22 – 4:00 pm
Saturday, February 23 – 12:00 pm

Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop St. W., Barrie


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Directed by: Dana Nachman and Don Hardy
Documentary, PG, 81 min. (USA)



“A complete delight, a much-needed balm for the soul.” Los Angeles Times


“By far the most joyous time you’ll have at the movies all year.” – San Diego Reader



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 human. 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 (the two 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.


Awards: 8 Wins, 4 Nominations

Winner, Audience Award-Documentary, Cinequest San Jose Film Festival, 2018
Winner, Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman (Dana Nachman), Cleveland International Film Festival, 2018
Winner, Audience Award-Documentary, Gasparilla International Film Festival, 2018
Nominee, Top 20 Audience Favourites, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, 2018
Winner, Favourite Special Screening, Napa Valley Film Festival, 2018
Winner, Audience Award-Documentary, Newport Beach Film Festival, 2018
Winner, Audience Award-Documentary, Omaha Film Festival, 2018
Winner, Women in Cinema Lena Sharpe Award, Seattle International Film Festival, 2018
Winner, Audience Award, Best Feature-Documentary, Woods Hole Film Festival, 2018



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February 23
12:00 pm - 1:21 pm


Barrie Film Festival


Uptown Theatre
55 Dunlop St. W.
Barrie, Ontario L4N 1A3 Canada
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