Lights, Camera, Action!
After several years in the making, we are excited to announce that GDB is the subject of an award-winning, feature-length documentary, titled Pick of the Litter. The film had its world premiere in January, 2018 at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Directed by Dana Nachman and Don Hardy, it follows a litter of GDB puppies from the moment they are born. The filmmakers received unprecedented access to raisers, staff, and clients in order to capture the puppies’ journeys. The movie—which features audio description—was purchased by IFC Films/Sundance Selects and will receive distribution in theaters and beyond this year.
- Gasparilla International Film Festival (Tampa, FL): March 24, 5:15pm
- Cleveland International Film Festival (Cleveland, OH): April 5, 2:35pm; April 6, 7pm; April 7, 9:30am
- San Francisco International Film Festival (SF, CA): April 7, 11:30am
- Phoenix Film Festival (Phoenix, AZ): April 7, 9am; April 11, 7:05pm
- The 2018 American Documentary Film Festival (Palm Springs, CA): April 10, 11:00am
- Freep Film Festival (Detroit, MI): April 14, 3pm; April 15, Noon
- Hawaii International Film Festival (Honolulu, HI): April 14, 6:30pm; April 15, 12:300pm
- Louisiana International Film Festival (Baton Rouge, LA): April 22, 12:15pm
- Newport Beach Film Festival (Newport Beach, CA): April 29, 4:45pm
- Hot Docs, Canadian International Documentary Film Festival (Toronto, ON): May 2, 9:00pm; May 4, 1:00pm; May 6, 3:15pm
- DocLands Documentary Film Festival, (San Rafael, CA) May 6: 12:00pm SOLD OUT
Stay tuned for information about the film's theatrical release, set for ten major markets at the end of August, 2018. We'll post news as we have it!
- Kaiser Permanente Thrive Award; Audience Award, Documentary (Cinequest)
- Audience Selection, Documentary (Gasparilla International Film Festival)
Audio Description Instructions
In advance of attending a “Pick of the Litter” Screening:
- Download the Actiview-Movie Access app from the Apple App Store on your iPhone. DOWNLOAD: Actiview (Apple App Store)
- Open the App, at the bottom of the first page click on "redeem a code," enter POTL2018 and submit.
- Click on PICK OF THE LITTER and download the assistive content of your preference. It’s good to download the content at home as some theaters may not have Wi-Fi.
Once you are in the screening:
- Remember to bring your headphones and when the movie starts, hit the button on the content you downloaded. The app will use your microphone to sync with the movie, so be sure it is unobstructed. Once in sync the content will start on your iPhone.
- Enjoy the movie!
Check out photos from the Pick of the Litter screening at Cinequest in San Jose, CA!