After the annual premiere in New York City, Tracie Hotchner takes the NY Dog Film Festival around the country each year, showing two different film programs. The NY Cat Film Festival programs will screen the day before at every destination.
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PROGRAM #1 “OUTDOOR ADVENTURE WITH DOGS" (77 minutes)
MY TRAIL DOG [5 min] Dean Leslie’s lyrical look at a man who is a loner who runs the Alps for the joy of it, with his dogs, who are his closest companions ; DENALI [8 min] Ben Moon honors Denali, his husky-pit mix; WALKIES IN THE WIND [1 min] charming animated film by Toby Mattison; BISCUIT [5 min] The most fearlessly athletic little dog you’ll ever meet; ONE MAN & HIS DOG [4 min] is Dean Saffron’s look at one Australian man’s joyous skate boarding lifestyle with his Samoyed; THE MYSTERY OF THE ARCTIC CAIRN [54 min] John Huston’s thrilling documentary that follows a team of intrepid explorers and their 4 tempestuous Inuit sled dogs as they set out into the icy wilderness of the Canadian Arctic.
PROGRAM #2 "WHO RESCUED WHOM?" (74 minutes)
FOR THE LOVE OF DOG [9 min] Kylie Cushman’s charming documentary that stylishly looks at the various ways British dog owners describe their love for their dogs; THE PRESENT [4 min] Jacob Frey’s animated story about a boy and his dog that will take you by surprise; NOBODY’S PERFECT [7 min] a touching documentary about an Australian couple whose pack of dogs each his own disability but “carries on regardless;” AWESOME LIVING WITH ANDY [7 min] made by sisters Patricia Denys & Mary Holmes, a documentary tribute to their darling disabled dog Andy, who does just fine in his canine “wheelchair;” DOGS IN THE PEN [12 min] Penelope Laurence’s documentary of a special program offered to female inmates to train shelter dogs as service animals; STEADFAST STANLEY [4 min] John Kim’s powerful animated film about canine loyalty; PUP CULTURE [10 min] Elle Marsh’s documentary about the delightfully odd ways that dogs are part of life in Melbourne, Australia; LOVE UNLEASHED [14 min] a happy-endings documentary by Kacey Klonsky about senior dogs; IF I COULD TALK [7 min] Ben Moon on the appreciation of a rescued dog.
*Programming subject to change