'Seniors: A Dogumentary' [DVD]
(DVD / NR / (2019) 2020 / MVD Visual)
Overview: 'Seniors: A Dogumentary' is a loving portrayal of the vitality of senior dogs and features Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary, the celebrated forever-foster home based sanctuary in Mount Juliet, Tennessee and Chaser the Border Collie, known as the smartest dog in the world.
DVD Verdict: Here in the heartwarming 'Seniors: A Dogumentary,' these, and oh so many other dogs stories are brought together through the lens of famed photographer Jane Sobel Klonsky.
Ms. Klonsky is the author of the book Unconditional: Older Dogs, Deeper Love. She specializes in capturing the cherished relationship between senior dogs and their owners.
The film follows Zina and Michael Goodin, the Old Friends founders, as they relocate into their current facilities, and introduces us to Leo, a social media phenom who became the most popular dog in the sanctuary's history.
We also meet Dr. John W. Pilley, Jr. and his beloved Chaser who, even into her senior years, never stopped learning. Not only had Chaser learned the names of over one thousand toys, she could also differentiate between nouns and verbs, understand full sentences, and mimic Dr. Pilley's actions after just observing them once.
It's oh-so obvious that Director Bechard, who also made A Dog Named Gucci, (winner of the 2015 ASPCA Media Excellence Award) sought to create an animal welfare film that would make people smile; and wholeheartedly succeeded.
In closing, and if the overall message isn't clear enough yet for you, we live in such a disposable society where when something or someone outlives its usefulness, we just throw it away.
This wondrous documentary centers on the story of Zina and Michael Goodin who have stepped in and saved countless older dogs from shelters around their hometown in Tennessee.
Furthermore, they provide a positive role model for the rest of us to fulfill our commitments to our pets and each other. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Q&A at World Premiere in Nashville
Watching the Total Solar Eclipse at Old Friends Senior Dogs Sanctuary
Jane photographs Leo and Friends
Michael's Thoughts on Senior Dogs
Springsteen VS. the Paper Towel Roll
Jane's photographs of the dogs at Old Friends Senior Dogs Sanctuary
'Seniors: A Dogumentary' [DVD] is out September 29th, 2020 via MVD Visual.
'Seniors: A Dogumentary' Trailer