Part of Doctober.
Note: PICK OF THE LITTER includes Descriptive Audio for patrons with visual impairment. The Belcourt has 8 sets of headphones for Descriptive Audio that are available for patrons on request (at no cost). In addition, please note that the free iPhone app Actiview allows you to download PICK OF THE LITTER’s Descriptive Audio in advance of seeing the film — and you can then use your phone in the theatre with your own headphones.
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 document the pups’ two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm. Along the way, the dogs rely on a community of dedicated individuals who train them to do amazing, life-changing things in the service of their human.
“PICK OF THE LITTER is much more than a puppy parade, educating viewers about what it takes, practically and psychologically, to train a service animal. The wet noses and wagging tails are just a perk.” —Marissa Martinelli, Slate “Doggie cuteness and the inherent emotional pull of canine-human companionship wins in the end…. A gently lovable outing.” —Dave White, The Wrap
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