Pick of the Litter

Pick of the Litter

Join us for Rough Cuts in September:

Thursday, September 7th, 2017
7:00 – Reception
7:30 p.m. – Screening
Free admission!

At

The Producer's Loft Studio
2773 Folsom Street, Suite 101
San Francisco, CA 94110-3377

To attend, please RSVP by noon on Thursday, September 7th to roughcutsrsvp@yahoo.com

Pick of the Litter
Directed by Dana Nachman and Don Hardy

The tales of the heroics of dogs are plentiful, but tales of how exactly they got to be heroic are almost non-existent—until "Pick of the Litter." The latest film from Dana Nachman and Don Hardy ("Witch Hunt," "The Human Experiment") follows the birth and maturation of a litter of puppies who are trying to make the cut as guide dogs. Along the way, Nachman and Hardy offer intimate portraits of the caretakers and trainers of the dogs, while giving us a revealing take on  (hu)man's best friend and the rigors, heartaches, and triumphs they  experience in their quest to be the pick of the litter.

Moderator: Jessica Congdon

Jessica Congdon
Jessica Congdon produced, wrote & edited the documentary films "The Mask You Live In" and "Miss Representation" with Jennifer Siebel Newsom. The films premiered at Sundance in 2011 and 2015. Other editing work includes the documentaries "Speed and Angels," "Motherland," and "The Bronzer" and the narrative features "Boys Don't Cry" and "Dopamine."  Her latest writing and editing project is the award-winning feature-length documentary "Dolores" with director Peter Bratt, which premiered in the 2017 Sundance Documentary Competition.