From Cheryl White, Community Outreach Coolidge Corner Theatre:
Itâ€™s all about dogs and the people who love them when the Coolidge Corner Theatre presents a special screening of Best in Show, master mockumentarian Christopher Guestâ€™s hilarious send up of competitive canine culture, paired with a talk by Nicholas Dodman, one of the worldâ€™s leading veterinary behaviorists, on Monday, March 15 at 7:00 pm.Â In keeping with the eveningâ€™s theme, the Coolidge will raffle off a free basket of pooch goodies from Polka Dog Bakery.
Guest (This is Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman, A Mighty Wind) wrote and directed Best in Show, which follows a colorful group of contestants as they prepare for one of the greatest events of their lives â€“ the prestigious Mayflower Dog Show in Philadelphia.Â Winner of American and British Comedy Awards, this inspired gem features a stellar ensemble cast who perfectly capture their charactersâ€™ eccentricities, anxieties, and competitive zeal as they vie for the coveted cup.
Before the screening, Dr. Nicholas Dodman, founder of the Animal Behavior Clinic at Tuftsâ€™ Veterinary School of Medicine and best-selling author of The Dog Who Loved Too Much, Dogs Behaving Badly, and The Well-Adjusted Dog, explores the sometimes curious bond between people and their pooches, the evidence for dogsâ€™ intelligence, and whether we under- or overestimate our canine companions.
This program is part of the Coolidgeâ€™s popular Science on Screen series.Â For more information, visit Coolidge Corner Theatre’s website or call 617/734-2501. Tickets are available through the web site or at the Coolidge Corner Theatre box office, 290 Harvard Street, Brookline.