Pick of the Litter

1hr 21min • Not Rated


Lark Theater Fri, Nov 9 12:20 PM
Lark Theater Sun, Nov 11 6:40 PM
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Lark Theater Tue, Nov 20 12:15 PM
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Lark Theater Thu, Nov 22 2:20 PM
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Film Info
Event Type:Movie
Release Year:2018
Original Langauge:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Dana Nachman, Don Hardy
Produced By:Dana Nachman, Don Hardy
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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.

With deft storytelling skill, directors Dana Nachman and Don Hardy (the two previously co-directed the feature docs The Human Experiment, Witch Hunt, and Love Hate Love) introduce us to a group of unique canine characters along with their human counterparts. Pick of the Litter is a wonderful reminder of the extraordinary relationships we have with our dogs, especially those that we work beside each day.

"By far the most joyous time you'll have at the movies all year."
- Scott Marks, San Diego Reader

"A complete delight, a much-needed balm for the soul."
- Katie Walsh, L.A. Times

"PICK OF THE LITTER affirms the obvious: the world is a much better place with dogs in it."
- Tomris Laffly, rogerebert.com

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