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Best in Show

Directed by Christopher Guest. US. 2000. PG-13. 1 hour 30 minutes. Warner Bros. 35mm.
Sponsored by Affinity Veterinary Center of Malvern
Sat., November 9, 2019
November 9, 2019
4:00 pm

The tension is palpable, the excitement is mounting, and the heady scent of competition is in the air in Christopher Guest’s (This is Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman) hilarious mockumentary. Follow the story of five dog owners determined to win the coveted ‘best in show’ ribbon at the Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show, held in Philadelphia. Stars Catherine O’Hara, Eugene Levy, Michael McKean, Jane Lynch, Fred Willard, Parker Posey, John Michael Higgins and Guest.

“Now tell me, which one of these dogs would you want to have as your wide receiver on your football team?”

Our Dogs, Ourselves

Join us after the screening for an engaging talk and Q&A with Best-Selling author and Dog-Cognition expert Dr. Alexandra Horowitz!


About the Speaker

Dr. Alexandra Horowitz, Professor at Barnard College, is a New York Times best-selling author of Inside of a Dog. She has long been interested in understanding the umwelt of other animals, and her research and writing aim to answer the question: what is it like to be a dog?

Join Dr. Horowitz for a signing of her latest work, Our Dogs, Ourselves: The Story of a Singular Bond following her presentation!

Copies of Our Dogs, Ourselves will be available for purchase at the event.




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