Pick Of The Litter

Directed by: Dana Nachman and Don Hardy

Spotlight Program

Total Runtime: 81 min

Country of Origin: United States

Official Selection, Slamdance Film Festival 2018; Official Selection, Phoenix Film Festival 2018

Festival Tent
Sunday June - 2 - 10:00 am





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(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.