Pick of the Litter


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Fri, Sep 28, 2018 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sun, Sep 30, 2018 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Tue, Oct 2, 2018 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Wed, Oct 3, 2018 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Thu, Oct 4, 2018 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Documentary Feature
Release Year:2018
Run Time:81 minutes
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Don Hardy Jr.
Dana Nachman


Meet Patriot, Potomac, Primrose, Poppet, and Phil — five spirited puppies who, from the moment they're born, begin an incredible journey to become guide dogs for the blind. “Pick of the Litter” follows them as they begin their quest.

Cameras follow these pups through an intense odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm. It's a rigorous two-year process that will take the pups from the care of selfless foster volunteers to specialized trainers to, if they make the cut, a lifelong human companion. At every step of the way, the puppies will be tested, challenged, and evaluated.

These remarkable animals rely on a community of dedicated individuals who train them to do amazing, life-changing things in the service of their human.

The stakes are high and not every dog can make the cut. Only the best of the best. The pick of the litter.

Who has what it takes? Introducing viewers to an unforgettable cast of canine personalities and the dedicated individuals who work with them,

“Pick of the Litter” is an uplifting, bighearted celebration of the unique bond between humans and dogs.

“Puppies rule in ‘Pick of the Litter’, Dana Nachman and Don Hardy's seriously cute account of the breeding and training program that prepares service dogs to become guides for the visually impaired.” — The Hollywood Reporter

The screenings of “Pick of the Litter” are sponsored by the Humane Society of Sedona and BMO Harris Bank.