Sunday, August 10th
1p, Wildey Theater: My Dog the Champion
Robin & Kevin Nations, U.S., 2013, 87 min., live action, in English
Appropriate for all ages
Dora Madison Burge (“Friday Night Lights”) stars as Madison, a spoiled big-city 16-year-old with a full teenage social life. But when her mom is deployed overseas for three months, Maddy is sent to live with her hard-nosed grandfather (Lance Henriksen of “Aliens”) at his rural cattle ranch. In this strange place with no wi-fi, Maddy will meet cute 17-year-old dog trainer Eli (Cody Linley of “Hannah Montana”), grow to love and respect her stubborn grandpa, and bond with an old cattle dog who just may have the potential to be a blue-ribbon champion. Bonding through their mutual sense of displacement, the two outcasts form a special bond in this heartwarming story about the meaning of family, the courage of outcasts, and the promise of new beginnings.