The Champions


Brown County Playhouse Sat, Nov 21, 2015 4:00 PM
Heartland Basile Theatre Fri, Jun 17, 2016 7:00 PM
Film Info
Film Type:Official Selection
Documentary Feature
Release Year:2015
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Darcy Dennett
Producer(s):Darcy Dennett
Co-Producer Lindsay Rothenberg
Executive Producer(s):Darcy Dennett
Elissa Jones
David Backes
Kelly Backes
Dana Edwards


Join Heartland Film for a screening of 2015 Heartland Film Festival Official Selection, Documentary Feature The Champions. 

Film Synopsis: The Champions is an inspirational story about the pit bulls rescued from the brutal fighting ring of Atlanta Falcon’s star quarterback Michael Vick, and those who risked it all to save them, despite pressure from PETA and The Humane Society to euthanize the dogs. It is a story of second-chances, redemption and hope. This uplifting documentary takes us on a journey about much more than just dogs — about prejudice, being misunderstood, the power of resilience and the significance of the relationship we as humans have with animals. 

This film contains mature themes related to dog fighting. 

Heartland Film Festival Summer Rewind showcases some of the best Heartland Film Festival movies of the past in an abbreviated, three-day mini-festival format, giving moviegoers an opportunity to experience great independent film in the historic Fountain Square cultural district.