Detroit Film Theatre
Saturday, February 06, 2010
4:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre
(USA/2009—directed by Geralyn Pezanoski)
This compelling, award-winning new documentary examines the essential bond between humans and animals within a surprising context: Hurricane Katrina. As New Orleans residents recover from the flood, they try to reunite with their pets who have been adopted by other families all over the country, and chronicles the custody battles that arise when two families love the same pet. Who determines the fate of the animals – and the people – involved? A surprisingly insightful work about race, class and the power of compassion, this gripping, ever-surprising work compassionately examines the way in which we treat animals as an extension of how we view – and treat – each other. (81 min.)
“Wonderful. The best movie I saw at the SXSW film festival.” –Karen Valby, Entertainment Weekly
Meet MINE producer Erin Essenmacher in the DFT Auditorium for a Q&A session after the film screening.