Directed by: Dana Nachman and Don Hardy
Total Runtime: 81 min
Country of Origin: United States
Official Selection, Slamdance Film Festival 2018; Official Selection, Phoenix Film Festival 2018
(Q&A with filmmaker and guide dog trainer after screening)
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.
The Mendocino Humane Society will be at the Festival Tent with the Mobile Adoption Center before the screening of Pick of the Litter. The Coast Cat Project, a non-profit feline rescue, and Mendocino Animal Services, operators of the Mobile Spay and Neuter Caravan, will also be in attendance. Meet friendly animals ready for good homes – you might just find an adorable furry friend of your own!