Meet Patriot, Potomac, Primrose, Poppet and Phil—five spirited, adorable Labrador retriever puppies who, from the moment they’re born, begin an incredible journey to become guide dogs for the blind. It’s a rigorous two-year process that will take the pups from the care of selfless foster volunteers to specialized trainers and finally, if they make the cut, to a lifelong human companion. At every step of the way, the puppies will be tested, challenged and evaluated. Most difficult, they need to learn when to disobey a direct command that might endanger their person. Only the best of the best will be chosen for the vital job of guide dog—who has what it takes? Introducing viewers to an unforgettable cast of canine personalities and the dedicated individuals who work with them, Pick of the Litter is an uplifting, heartwarming celebration of the unique bond between humans and dogs. Directed by Dana Nachman (Batkid Begins) and Don Hardy (Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents).
Landmark Presents an Exclusive Filmmaker Letter from directors Dana Nachman and Don Hardy