THE DOGWALKER


Mixed Breed
Picture of THE DOGWALKER, a female Mixed Breed

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Home:Los Angeles, CA  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 12 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

Quick Bio:
-pound dog-dog rescue

Birthday:
June 15th 2002

Likes:
Dog Movies

Pet-Peeves:
Ignorant people

Favorite Toy:
DVD's

Favorite Food:
Love

Favorite Walk:
Westridge Trail

Best Tricks:
Dog

Arrival Story:
We created this particular "dog". This is a story of rescue, the rescue of a dog and the rescue of a woman. They were both lost, until they found eachother.

Bio:
REVEIW OF "THE DOGWALKER": by David Lamble (reprinted from Bay Area Reporter) When first we glimpse her, Ellie Moore (Diane Gaidry) has enlisted in her own one-woman Witness Protection Program, pushing past pedestrians at the airport to grab the first plane out of Buffalo, just steps ahead of a mad-dog boyfriend, who has to be physically restrained from getting at her on the plane. Most men are dogs to Ellie: she's mugged by drug-dealing mutts, propositioned by a creepy upscale john, rejected for waitress work by a basset hound-like fast-food manager. What can she expect when she wakes up from a drunken stupor surrounded by a pack of actual dogs? Yielding to her instinct to run, Ellie bashes her already battered skull into the nearest tree. She has fallen down a kind of urban rabbit-hole, emerging into the otherworldly haunts of the dogwalkers and dogowners of Laurel Canyon. One of the natural leaders of this enclave is one of the most misanthropic female characters since Margaret Hamilton terrorized little girls and their little dogs. Looking a bit like Anne Bancroft in a fright wig, and acting like a meaner version of Ratso Rizzo, Betsy Wright (the late Pamela Gordon) administers tough love as if it were New Year's Eve champagne. Writer/director Jacques Thelemaque (Gaidry's off-screen husband) resists anthropomorphizing the dogs, instead investing his human characters with animal attributes. Ellie, a kind of bedraggled cocker spaniel badly in need of obedience training, meets Betsy, the human pit bull, whom rumor credits with murdering her husband. Ellie's rocky road back to full human status is enlivened by a morose, potsmoking poodle of a boyfriend, Walter (Lyn Vaus), and a Cheshire Cat-like pet psychic, Alyson (Lisa Jane Persky). Your opinion of The Dogwalker will depend on whether you can endure a very gritty first act that references virtually every horror facing battered women. For a male-loving homosexual, it's hard to adjust to just how loathsome a lot of guys can be when given the whiphand in a relationship. But in truth, Thelemaque and his brave cast are more interested in delving into why interspecies love is far more appealing to so many humans than affection for other humans of any gender. As the recovering survivor from a family of dedicated animal-lovers, and as a former dogwalker who counts among his most treasured moments time spent with the dog-loving AIDS widows of Silverlake's Lucile Avenue, I appreciate a dogcentric universe shorn of all cute pet tricks. Instead of cuddly pseudo-humans, the many dogs in Ellie's life act like temple gods or guides through the underworld. The Dogwalker is in many ways a dark comedy about a micro-slice of LA madness in the tradition of Laurel Canyon and Ellie Parker, in which an odd job - record producer, aspiring actress, dogwalker - becomes a window into the normally invisible ways of life. A terrific wordless scene has Ellie and Betsy pass into a hillside mansion past layers of immigrant hired help, and into a bedroom where the dog of the manor awaits his leash stroll. Gaidry is sensational in a role that requires a quiet husbanding of every sundry emotion, knowing just when to hold back and let loose. Two crying jags - one in front of the fierce Betsy, another for the benefit of a Viking-like bar trick after good sex - demonstrate how an artist can go from zero to 60 and reveal an entire lifetime of pain without soliciting stock responses from other characters or the audience. Pamela Gordon died in 2003, a couple of years after filming wrapped. This performance as the one of the screen's most irascible and least sentimental guardian angels is the best kind of memorial.

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I ONCE WAS LOST

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!!!!!!!!Dog Movies for Grown-ups!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
June 25th 2006 More than 8 years!

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"THE DOGWALKER" BENEFIT SCREENING AND THEATRICAL RUN


"THE DOGWALKER" BENEFIT SCREENING AND THEATRICAL RUN

August 20th 2006 6:54 pm
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Special Benefit/Preview Screening of "The Dogwalker" at Laemmle’s Monica 4 on Aug. 23rd

You are cordially invited to a preview screening of “The Dogwalker” on August 23rd, 2006 at the Laemmle’s Monica 4 in Santa Monica to benefit:

ARTS FIGHTING CANCER.

Your attendance is most sincerely appreciated.

Date: August 23, 2006  
Time: (Screening) 7:30 p.m.
(Reception) Approximately 10:00 p.m. - immediately following the screening
Location: (Screening) - Laemmle’s Monica 4; 1332 2nd Street; Santa Monica, 90401; ph (310) 394-9741
Location: (Reception) - Ma'kai Lounge; 101 Broadway Ave.; Santa Monica , CA  90401. ph (310) 434-1511
www.makailounge.com. Valet Parking available. Guests will receive two drink tickets per person for beer or wine, and appetizers.

Ticket Prices:
Screening               $15.00
Screening & Party    $35.00

Tickets can be purchased by visiting htttp://www.laemmle.com and selecting Monica 4
Our apologies, there are no free passes for this event.

THE DOGWALKER OPENS IN THEATERS

NOW PLAYING - Smith Rafael Film Center, San Rafael
http://cafilm.org/films/649.html
OPENS AUGUST 25TH IN LOS ANGELES - LAEMMLE’S MUSIC HALL
http://www.laemmle.com/viewmovie.php?mid=2369

bigfo ot entertainment and filmmakers alliance present

ThE DOGWAlkER

Diane Gaidry Pamela Gordon
written and directed by Jacques Thelemaque

www.thedogwalkerfilm.com

“...if you’ve ever
rescued an
animal, or been
rescued by one,
THE DOGWALKER is
the film to see...”
- Gini Barrett, Veterinary PhD.

“POWERFUL!”
- Kevin Thomas, LA Times

ALSO PLAYING:
September 8 - Crossroads Cinemas, Boulder
http://www.landmarktheatres.com/Market/Boulder/Boulder_Fra meset.htm
and Chez Artiste, Denver
http://www.landmarktheatres.com/Market/Denver/Denver_Frame set.htm
September 15 - Market Arcade Film and Arts Center, Buffalo
http://www.dipsontheatres.com/showtimes/location.ph p?locationid=27
September 22 - Lagoon Cinemas, Minneapolis
http://www.landmarktheatres.com/Market/Minneapo lis/Minneapolis_Frameset.htm
Sept 29 - Century Centre Cinemas, Chicago
http://www.landmarktheatres.com/Market/Chicago/Chic ago_Frameset.htm

 
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