Woof—Piper, K-9 Wildlife Control team member, is quite the movie lover and has some great insight into this year’s festival of Just Great Treats (or as we humans like to call them, Movies)! So if you’re not quite sure of what to see, or looking to add another film to your schedule, here are some Piper-inspired picks that guarantee you’ll have a doggone good time at this year’s fest.
State Theatre | Sat, Jul 30 3 pm
Lars Hockstad Auditorium | Sun, Jul 31 9 am
This heartfelt documentary tells the story of the human heroes that stepped up to help “deadly” pit bull friends who were abused in NFL-star Michael Vick’s dogfighting ring. The second chance they were given at life proves that you sure can teach an old dog new tricks. Meet the film’s director, Darcy Dennett along with the Fiaccone family — including rescue dog Cherry!
Lars Hockstad Auditorium Sat, Jul 30 9:30 am
The adorable sheepdog Oddball can’t seem to do anything right. He’s always causing trouble when he’s supposed to be protecting the farmer’s land. But when the town’s penguin sanctuary threatens to close, Oddball steps up to be the hero nobody expected. Fun for the whole family and only $1, you won’t want to miss this true story!
“Unlocking the Cage“
City Opera House | Sat, Jul 30 9 pm
Sun, Jul 31 3pm
Piper’s got a job, now how about getting Piper some basic rights? “Unlocking the Cage” explores how humans treat animals and what could happen if we gave intelligent animals human rights. The directors, legends of the documentary world Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker, will be there in person to discuss!
“Walk With Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith“
Milliken at the Dennos Museum | Sat, Jul 30 3 pm
Lars Hockstad Auditorium | Sun, Jul 31 3:30 pm
Piper loves walks and Damon J. Keith has has been on one long civil rights journey. Meet Judge Keith, and learn the story of how in his 94 years he has gone from a Detroit-born janitor to a preeminent Federal Judge.
Make a point to see these inspiring picks and fetch ya later!