Watch Brand New Dog-umentaries About London’s Top Canines

By Londonist Last edited 21 months ago
Watch Brand New Dog-umentaries About London’s Top Canines

Londonist is proud media partner to 1000 Londoners Movie Nights.

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Londonist's dog star Toby.
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Donald with his three springer spaniels.
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Faith, a guide dog.
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One of the rescues at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.
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Season producer Ross Dickson at work.

We're tickled pink to see Londonist’s house dog Toby (above) introducing a special movie night dedicated to the dogs of London and hosted by our pedigree chums over at 1000 Londoners.

The night is called City Of Dog and will feature a pack of pooches from across the capital in brand new dog-umentaries charting the canine experience across the capital.

It’s Toby you can see at the start of the trailer below — bless him, he’s been method-acting the role of the MGM lion for weeks, much to the chagrin of the postmen dropping by at Londonist Towers.

The films themselves feature true stories that show the interdependence of Londoners with their four-legged friends. One weaves together film and animation as it focuses on the relationship of Hazel, who has been blind since the age of seven, and her guide dog Faith. Then there's Bob, who looks after retired greyhounds in Wimbledon and Donald who runs a furniture showroom in Battersea along with his three energetic springer spaniels.

Another film, telling the tale of a kidnapped dog, has been made by Christine, who is part of a programme run by Chocolate Films to help adults recovering from substance misuse by training them in filmmaking skills.

The screening will also feature Q&As with the filmmakers, while the people and pets in the films will be on hand/paw for conversation and Scooby-snacks. Watch out for more film nights from 1000 Londoners across 2016 including a night all about our high streets in March.

City Of Dog takes place at 7pm on 18 January in the Hackney Picturehouse Attic. Tickets £5.

For more short films about the capital try our London Shorts selection.

Last Updated 12 January 2016