Advance Screening of

Pick of the Litter

with Director Dana Nachman

Q&A post film

August 22nd at 7:30pm


Pick of the Litter follows a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Cameras follow these pups through an intense two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm. Along the way, 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.

With deft storytelling skill, directors Dana Nachman and Don Hardy (the two previously co-directed the feature docs The Human Experiment, Witch Hunt, and Love Hate Love) introduce us to a group of unique canine characters along with their human counterparts. Pick of the Litter is a wonderful reminder of the extraordinary relationships we have with our dogs, especially those that we work beside each day.



The Mill Valley Film Festival will host the world premiere of The Human Experiment, a Sean Penn narrated documentary that explores the dangers of chemicals used in everyday products. Featuring: Dana Nachman Where: San Francisco, CA, United States When: 06 Oct 2013 Credit: Drew Altizer/

About Director Dana Nachman

Dana Nachman is an independent documentary filmmaker based in Santa Clara. She has written, directed, and produced Witch Hunt, The Human Experiment, Love Hate Love, and Batkid Begins.