Tickets: Humans $12, Human with a dog $15.00. A portion of every ticket goes to the Miami-Dade Animal Services.
"I’m delighted for animal lovers in the community to experience the many ways that people love and need their dogs, while recognizing the great work of a local shelter in bringing pets and their people together." – Radio Pet Lady Network
Following the overwhelming success of a national tour in 2016, the NY Dog Film Festival™ will be traveling to dozens of cities this year, with a stop in Coral Gables at the Coral Gables Art Cinema on Saturday, September 23rd and Sunday, September 24th. A philanthropic celebration of the love between dogs and people, made possible by a grant from the non-profit Petco Foundation, the Dog Film Festival supports a local life-saving shelter wherever it goes and in Coral Gables a portion of every ticket will benefit the Miami-Dade Animal Services.
Perfect for dog lovers of all ages, the NY Dog Film Festival™ consists of two programs, each of which features a different medley of short documentary, animated and live-action dog-themed films from around the world. The films illuminate human-canine love and are uplifting, with happy outcomes. Each program runs approximately 70 minutes with a completely different program each day.
Small dogs (under 15 lbs.) are welcome in the theater and people are encouraged to dress their dogs up for the Doggie Costume Contest.
YEAR ONE PROGRAM - "SECOND CHANCES" - (71 min)
HARVEY & HARMONY (1:00) is indescribable!; THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MOLLY (7:00) First time British director Sue Carpenter's love tribute to her black Lab Molly; 989 MILES HOME (15:00) Laurence Alexander's student film depicting discarded dogs in South Carolina being transported by volunteers to welcoming adoptive homes in the Northeast; GAME OF BONES (10:30) Director Blaire Dobiecki (Melbourne, Australia) re-imagines the popular television series with a similar name, starring her own rescued Lab, Helen, as the heroine; CONVERSATION WITH MY DOGS (3:00) Humorist Merrill Markoe questions why her dogs follow her everywhere; DAVID & GOLIATH (12:00) Director George Zaverdas based his period film on a true story of a Jewish resistance fighter fleeing from the Nazis, who takes refuge in a dog house where the German shepherd saves his life; LE SAUVETAGE (6:00) Peter Mcevilley's faux-French tale of how dogs view us and bring us together – promoting adoption with the rescued performing Olate dogs. (in French with subtitles); USEFUL DOG TRICKS (4:00) Heather Brook's Terrier Jesse embodies “multi-tasking;” A BOY AND HIS DOG (9:30) Jonna Mciver 's documentary features Owen - a very little boy - whose family adopts Haatchi - a very big dog - and how they make each other whole.
YEAR ONE PROGRAM - "LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING" - (65 min)
HARVEY DOGS HOME (1:00) indescribably delightful; FOG OF COURAGE (7:30) John R. Dilworth (an Academy Award nominee) made this animated horror/comedy about a cowardly dog named Courage; LOOKING FOR LOVE (3:00) Australian director Blaire Dobiecki stars her rescued black Lab, Helen, in a cautionary tale about looking for love online; THE LEWIS LECTURES (7:30) Merrill Markoe's animated depiction of what dogs actually think and do when we leave the house; DOG YEARS (4:00) Director Sam Hearn's voice-over of a dog who questions his relationship with his frequently absent owner; VALENTINA (9:30) Spanish directors Crespo and Romera's tale of an estranged couple and their Pug Valentina, who brings them back together. (in Spanish, sub-titled); THE POODLE TRAINER (8:00) Vance Malone's character study of a circus trainer, whose performing poodles are the center of her universe (in Russian, sub-titled); DINE IN THE DARK (:30) Jake Shannon, an Australian student, made this PSA for Guide Dogs for the Blind to create empathy for living with vision-impairment; SECOND CHANCES (20:00) Director Steven Latham's film about female prisoners who train dogs from shelters, changing lives on both ends of the leash; PETCO ADOPTION STORY (3:00) with roller blader Bonnie Thunder.
In addition to our main feature presentation, be sure to join us for these special limited, or one-time-only, screenings.