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Dog film festival coming to Bloomington



The Ryder Film Series will host the NY Dog Film Festival on Aug. 4 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. The event runs from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the BCT box office.

“Well-mannered dogs who appreciate good films can attend the screenings at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater,” according to the Ryder press release.

Every two hours, a new series of short films will be presented, including short film collections titled “Who Rescued Whom?,” “Heart of a Dog” and “Outdoor Adventure with Dogs.” A full schedule can be found on the Ryder’s website.

“They are not home videos of dogs performing Stupid Pet Tricks,” according to the Ryder website. “Each in its own way explores something essential about where dogs fit into our human world.”

The film program “Outdoor Adventure with Dogs” features the five-minute film, “My Trail Dog,” where a lonely man decides to run to the Alps with his dogs for fun. “One Man & His Dog” detailing the lifestyle of an Australian skateboarder and his dog. “In the Pen” is a documentary presenting a special program offered to female inmates to train shelter dogs as service animals.

Also included in the festival will be a bonus screening of “RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” detailing the legal legacy of the U.S. Supreme Court Justice and advocate for women’s rights.

The Ryder Film Series will also present the NY Cat Film Festival on Sept. 23.

Clark Gudas

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