Film Screening & Talk – “The Year of the Dog”


Film Screening & Talk – “The Year of the Dog”

Wheatgrass will host a screening of the locally-filmed, award-winning indie feature, The Year of the Dog, on July 13th at 6 pm upstairs at Wheatgrass Books. The showing will be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker and Park High School graduate Rob Grabow. The event is free to the public.

The Year of the Dog, was shot on location throughout Livingston, the Paradise Valley, and Bozeman, and pulls from real events and to a poignant story about two strays: a loner alcoholic (Matt) struggling to maintain sobriety and a rescue dog (Yup’ik), played by a Siberian rescue named Caleb, with an unusual athletic gift. 

Rob Grabow, the film’s writer, producer, co-director, and lead actor, who hails from Livingston, Montana and is a Park High School graduate says, “It’s a Montana film, but I think it’s caught on because the themes are universal— alcoholism and recovery, healing through connection, the remarkable love of a dog, and the struggle to repair damaged relationships when we’ve hit rock bottom. It’s an uplifting message that was filmed in the area by a mostly local cast and crew. I am still almost overwhelmed by the sense of community that we experienced making the film here and the hundreds of locals from the area – family, old friends, acquaintances, and new friends – who showed up in big ways to make this film possible. That kind of uniting to support each other is truly the film in a nutshell. It’s Livingston in a nutshell.”

July 13 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm