Pick of the Litter


Scotiabank Theatre 4 Wed, May 2, 2018 9:00 PM
Isabel Bader Theatre Fri, May 4, 2018 1:00 PM
TIFF Lightbox 1 Sun, May 6, 2018 3:15 PM
Open captions, DS
Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2018
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:Animals & Animal Rights
People with Disabilities
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Dana Nachman
Don Hardy
Producer(s):Dana Nachman
Don Hardy
Executive Producer(s):Ian Reinhard
Dan Braun
Editor(s):Jake Stein
Don Hardy
Dana Nachman
Writer(s):Dana Nachman
Cinematography:Kurt Kuenne
Jon Clarke
Steve Pitre
Dominique Martinez
Jake Stein
Naomi Ture
Composer:Helene Jane Long
Sound:Skywalker Sound


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The connections people share with their dogs are loving and joyful. For those in need of guide dogs, this camaraderie is crucial, as they are very literally entrusting their lives to their canine companions. Pick of the Litter goes on a two-year journey with a handful of adorable Labrador puppies enrolled in a rigorous training program to become guide dogs for the blind. Not all will make the cut, but those who do will emerge as heroes to the people who'll have them by their side. With intimate access to the dogs and their trainers, we see the remarkable journey from frolicking puppy to loyal guide. And for the people who eventually get the pick of the litter, it's love at first lick. Gabor Pertic

Note: On May 6 at 3:15 p.m., the film will be screened with open captions. This film is available on Actiview - Movie Access app. Download the app for iPhone, use code POTL2018, and the click on Pick of the Litter to download the assistive content of your preference.

Additional Information

NOW - 4 Stars, "Delightful and effective."

Variety - "Brisk and pleasant."