Attend an independent film screening at Ottawa's Mayfair Theatre
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Wednesday, 30 November 2011 12:38
Independent films are a wonderful way to gain an insider's view on some unique topics in a raw and interesting style. Documentaries that are created independently can be especially fascinating, as filmmakers are often granted access to situations that may not be widely known about by the general public. Travellers who will be in Ottawa on January 22nd will have a rare opportunity to attend a film screening of the independent movie Beyond the Myth, which will surely make for a memorable holiday experience while visiting Canada's capital city.
This film takes a deeper look into the lives of pitbulls and their owners. For years, this breed of dog has carried a negative reputation for being overly aggressive and harmful towards the public. Some cities and provinces have even outlawed pitbulls from being bred or allowed out in town. This film aims to disprove the rumours about the nature of these pets and show their gentler side. For instance, some pitbulls participate in dog shows, while other are used in therapy to help special needs children.
Produced by Libby R. Sherrill, Beyond the Myth has been showed at venues throughout North America and some who have seen it claim their opinions are changing about this type of dog, says the film's website. Many animal rescue organisations and advocacy groups for pitbulls are sponsoring these screenings to help the dogs from being wrongly accused of violence. The film event in Ottawa is supported by The Dog Legislation Council of Canada, which helps owners and their pets have a voice when faced with adversity or prejudice.
The documentary will be shown at the Mayfair Theatre, Downtown and tickets can be purchased in advance online. Fans of independent films can also catch various screenings at this unique venue throughout the year, as it hosts an array of interesting horror, comedy and dramatic films. Other movies featured at the Mayfair Theatre this winter include Cell 211, World on a Wire and Paul Goodman Changed My Life.
Travellers interesting in dog advocacy or who have a pet of their own should not miss the Beyond the Myth screening while on holiday in Ottawa.