Coolidge Corner Theatre “Best in Show” screening with Dr. Nicholas Dodman March 15

From Cheryl White, Community Outreach Coolidge Corner Theatre:

It’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 Guest’s hilarious send up of competitive canine culture, paired with a talk by Nicholas Dodman, one of the world’s leading veterinary behaviorists, on Monday, March 15 at 7:00 pm.  In keeping with the evening’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 – the prestigious Mayflower Dog Show in Philadelphia.  Winner of American and British Comedy Awards, this inspired gem features a stellar ensemble cast who perfectly capture their characters’ 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 Tufts’ 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 dogs’ intelligence, and whether we under- or overestimate our canine companions.

This program is part of the Coolidge’s popular Science on Screen series.  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.