ImageOut Extra! - Double Feature At The Cinema Theater
ImageOut Extra - A special Pride Week double feature at The Cinema Theater.
Tickets are $10 general admission and $8 for 2019 ImageOut Members. Avoid the line at the box office and purchase your tickets online: tickettailor.com/events/imageout/278872
Screening at 6:30pm:
LIFE IN THE DOGHOUSE
ImageOut Audience Award Winner for Best Documentary
Directed by: Ron Davis
2018 / USA / 84 min.
Life in the Doghouse is the touching and inspiring story of Danny Robertshaw and Ron Danta, owners of Danny and Ron’s Rescue, who together have saved the lives of over 10,000 dogs in a span of more than 10 years. What makes Danny and Ron’s Rescue so special, and this documentary so much fun, is the fact that this is perhaps the only large dog rescue where the dogs live in the house like part of the family. Currently housing 71 of the cutest house guests imaginable, every room of Danny and Ron’s modest, but beautiful home has been converted into space for the dogs. The dining room table has been replaced by rows of dog crates; the living room is lined with dog beds; and the fireplace has been turned into a bed for a particularly adorable little princess. Danny and Ron even share their bed with a small pack of dogs.
Danny and Ron have been together since the 1980s when their professional relationship turned romantic. Then, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, they were moved to help with the crisis of unhoused pets that followed. Eventually, the temporary shelter became permanent; the dogs were moved from the horse barn into the house; and Danny and Ron’s Rescue was formed.
Life in the Doghouse is the incredibly human story of two heroic members of our community sharing in the love of each other… and thousands of furry friends. Your heart will melt as you experience the immeasurable adorableness of these dogs, once marked for death, as they live a happy, healthy life in this gay household; your heart will break as you learn about the agonizing lives that these once unwanted pets have faced; and you’ll leave the theater with your heart filled with hope. This is the perfect ImageOut film to take the whole family and any dog lovers in your life.
Screening at 8:15pm:
PAPI CHULO (In English and Spanish with English subtitles)
Toronto International Film Festival People's Choice Award Winner
Directed by: John Butler
2018 / USA / 98 min.
In the midst of a California drought and his own personal heartache, weatherman Sean (Matt Bomer) takes a leave of absence following an extremely embarrassing televised breakdown. What is a workaholic to do with so much unexpected free time?
Deciding to focus his energy on home improvement instead of self-care, Sean gets to work but soon realizes just how handy he isn’t. On a whim he decides to enlist migrant worker Ernesto (Alejandro Patiño) to lend a helping hand and some vital expertise. When Sean realizes that Ernesto is also a great listener, Sean sees their time together as an opportunity to vent his problems, and the two become unlikely friends. Threatening their relationship is Sean’s unwillingness to deal with his life and, before he knows it, he has no choice but to face the truth. Sean, meet rock bottom.
Papi Chulo blends comedy with social commentary and, in tender moments, shows how meaningful life can be when we take time to listen to others.
NY 14620 Rochester US