International Bowwow Doggy Film Festival, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 12, 2011

Film buffs and their Fidos can enjoy a ‘mutt’inee for a paws cause as The Roxie Theater dedicates a day to cinematic Spots.


  • Famous faces may flicker with frequency on screen at The Roxie Theater, but on November 12th patrons and their pups will feel like paparazzi magnets as they put on the dog for a stylish strut down Albion, the city’s oldest street, and the surrounding neighborhood. Each participant will receive a swag bag for their Spot filled with Rover-related items from area distributors including treats from Nate’s Nibbles, shampoo from Earth Bath and a copy of BAYWOOF’s November issue. Attendees age 21 and older can toast to a successful stroll with spirits from Lagunitas Brewery.
  • A talented tail-wagger will take the stage for a canine version of the theater’s weekly vaudeville show.
  • Rovers who are ready for their close up can pose for posterity in a group photo snapped by social-minded artist and photographer Yoni Klein.

Celebrity Spotting

A long time animal advocate, Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Gos will no doubt fall “Head Over Heels” for all of the Fidos who will file down Albion during the dog walk. The music icon– along with fellow judges Jon Provost of Lassie fame and San Francisco socialite/ San Francisco Bay Humane Friends founder Vanessa Getty– will choose the event’s top dog to win the “Roxie Favorite” title. The prize-winning pooch will receive a photo session from a top dog photographer and their photo proudly displayed for all to see in The Roxie’s lobby for one year. Other prizes to be handed out include gift baskets from Pet Food Express and other sponsors.

Fido Films

The family-friendly flick Sniff! The Movie, starring Amanda Plummer and Neal Morrissey, will kick off the Fido film fest. Later in the day the winning short film entries from an online competition will be showcased, followed by three short movies from famed photographer William Wegman, starringĀ the Weimareners in his family. The festival ends with the feature film Pound!, a satirical look at shelter life with high-profile people (including Robert Downey Jr.) taking on the roles of homeless pets.

A Happening with Heart

At 102 years of age, The Roxie Theater has grown old gracefully, and the Mission District landmark is on a mission to help elderly dogs do the same by donating ticket sales from the doggie do to Muttville, a nonprofit organization which has saved 1,000 senior Spots since 2007.

When: November 12, 2011, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Where: The Roxie Theater at 3117 16th Street in San Francisco, California

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