For those who love dogs, a special evening of short films is taking place in Los Angeles later this month. The 3rd Annual NY Dog Film Festival™ will be at the Laemmle Royal in West Los Angeles on Monday, August 26, 2019, and 10 percent of every ticket sold will be given to Angel City Pit Bulls to support its animal life-saving efforts.
The NY Dog Film Festival™ celebrates our love for dogs, illustrated through film. Unlike Internet video festivals, this program is a work of art, thoughtfully curated by pet wellness expert, Tracie Hotchner. The Los Angeles screening will bring local dog aficionados together to share a communal experience of watching short films that celebrate the remarkable bond between people and dogs.
Program Description (2 Hours)
Unexpected (2 min) - James Lee’s delightful animated story with an unexpected ending; Shit Happens (2 min) - Joan Caspi’s comedic use of a mime to show what happens when you don't "Pick It Up"; Esther - Saving Castaways (6 min) - Andrew Wright’s documentary chronicles a rehabilitation program for unwanted dogs being trained by prison inmates and how an unlikely union brings out a change in character for both; Elvis: The Lonely Hunter of Circle Beach (5 min) - Matt Hulse’s hilarious story about a remote Long Island beach, where a tough little dog named Elvis searches for the elusive buried bagel; Dog Power (25 min) Kale Caey’s dynamic documentary follows the glorious canine athletes who compete with their humans in international competitions for canicross, bike and scooter-joring, skijoring, and cart, sprint and middle distance dog sled racing; I Rescue Senior Dogs (5 min) - Elizabeth Howe’s biographical documentary about Sherri Franklin, the founder of Muttville, the rescue for senior dogs in San Francisco; About a Dog (16 min) - Mollie Fitzgerald’s charming story about an antisocial book editor, who unexpectedly and reluctantly has to foster a dog, an experience that brings her out of shell and introduces her to love; It's a Potcake Life (30 min) - Evelyn Osorio Vaccaro’s heart-warming documentary follows the indigenous stray dogs of the Bahamas - called Potcakes - and the happy endings facilitated by an island of dedicated rescuers; Dog's Life (8 min) - Pieter Vandenabeele’s animated interpretation of a dog’s view of an ordinary day in his life; Well Groomed (8 min) - Rebecca Stern takes us on a psychedelically-hued journey into the colorful and passionate world of competitive creative dog grooming; Imperfect Adventure (5 min) -Mallory Paige’s documentary chronicles her decision to overcome doubts and fears to become the adventurer she'd always envisioned - riding across North America in a motorcycle, with her dog in the sidecar; Ooh la (1 min) - Erika Fischerkeller’s witty animation explores the relationship between males, females and dogs. Inspired by the French Poodle.