The NY Dog Film Festival
The NY Dog Film Festival™ is a philanthropic celebration of the love between dogs and their people, offering dog lovers a shared audience experience of canine-themed films from around the world that inspire, educate and entertain about the human-canine bond. With a New York City premiere every fall, the Festival then travels around the country, supporting local animal welfare groups which bring people and pets together, along with our national partner and beneficiary, Dogs Playing for Life.
The festival consists of two programs. There is a separate admission for each program, and you can attend one or both programs.
[These films are free of nudity, sexual reference, physical or verbal abuse or vulgar language between people. No animals are harmed in these films: the only tears you might shed would be tears of joy for happy endings. The films can be watched by all members of the family, but are intended for adult audiences - with sophisticated ideas and subtle themes. The programs are best for more mature children who may be accustomed to foreign-type films. ]
PROGRAM #1 LIFE WITH DOGS" (79 minutes)
HARVEY & HARMONY (1 min) Doggy speed dating and where it can lead; BETA (13 min) Jon Lefkowitz creates a delightful tale of a newly weds and a newly adopted dog, raising the question: can our dogs understand us and what they are saying in return?; FIRING MY DOGS (2 min) Humorist Merrill Markoe (who created the Stupid Dog Tricks on the David Letterman show) brings her dark humor to this home movie; ZIGGY (13 min) Marian Dealys cautionary tale of what can happen to people who do not meet all the demands of a cheeky little Chihuahua; DOG YEARS (4 min) Sam Hearns voice-over of this grainy film is a bizarrely funny depiction of the thoughts of a dog who questions his owners frequent absences; REWIND (4 min) Razor Janes music video starring her own very unusual dog, who has to run away from home to find out the true value of his first human love; LA VIE DUN CHIEN (The Life of a Dog) (with subtitles) (13 min) Director John Hardens sci-fi film noir set in Paris, 1962. A lonely scientist devises a formula that transforms him into a dog and creates a social revolution; MY TRAIL DOG [5 min] Dean Leslies lyrical look at a man who runs the Alps for the joy of it, with his devoted dogs; DENALI [8 min] Ben Moon honors Denali, his husky-pit mix; WALKIES IN THE WIND [1 min] Toby MattisonS charming animated film; BISCUIT [5 min] The most fearlessly athletic little dog youll ever meet; ONE MAN & HIS DOG [4 min] Dean Saffrons look at one Australian mans joyous skateboarding lifestyle with his Samoyed.
PROGRAM #2 "WHO RESCUED WHOM?" (78 minutes)
FOR THE LOVE OF DOG [9 min] Kylie Cushmans charming documentary that stylishly looks at the various ways British dog owners describe their love for their dogs; THE PRESENT [4 min] Jacob Freys animated story about a boy and his dog that will take you by surprise; NOBODYS 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 Laurences documentary of a special program offered to female inmates to train shelter dogs as service animals; STEADFAST STANLEY [4 min] John Kims powerful animated film about canine loyalty; PUP CULTURE [10 min] Elle Marshs 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.
Riverview Theater (View)
3800 42nd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55406