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We are overwhelmed by the support we are receiving on our theatrical tour. The film is resonating and screenings are selling out. Stay tuned for more screening announcements around the Northeast, with a select few dates around the country. Please reach out if you'd like to have Underdog play a theater, grange or school near you!
SCREENINGS
Latchis Theater (w/ Vermont Public)
February 28, 2024
Brattleboro, VT
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The Savoy | Encore Screening
February 29, 2024
Montpelier, VT
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Nickelodeon Cinemas
March 4, 2023
Portland, ME
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The Gem Theater
March 5, 2024
Bethel, ME
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Maine Film Center
March 6, 2024
Waterville, ME
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The Strand
March 8-9, 2024
Rockland, ME
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Town Hall Theater (w/ Vermont Public) | SOLD OUT / JOIN WAITLIST
March 10, 2024
Middlebury, VT
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Craftsbury Public Library
March 15, 2024
Craftsbury, VT
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Main Street Landing (w/ Vermont Public) | SOLD OUT / JOIN WAITLIST
March 27, 2024
Burlington, VT
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Avon Theatre
April 10, 2024
Stamford, CT
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The curiously optimistic tale of Doug Butler—a hardscrabble Vermont dairy farmer who risks losing the only home he's ever known to chase his dreams of dog mushing in Alaska.
Doug’s ease with cows, dogs and people is a joy to behold. And when he trains his team of mutts on the family farm with a dream to compete at the world championships in Alaska, his teenage exuberance seems to erase the tired lines on his sixty-five-year-old face. Yet the demands of being a small-scale family farmer are constant, and Doug has never once left his cows for more than a few days in his entire life.
On a cold March morning, Doug pulls out of his driveway in a rusted-out truck carrying 22 dogs, tearily waving goodbye to the only world he’s ever known. He’s bound for Alaska. The journey will prepare him for what he’ll confront when he gets back—the sale of his farm and a race to craft a new destiny. Meticulously captured over the course of a decade, UNDERDOG paints an intimate vérité portrait of Doug as he puts a curiously optimistic twist on the kinds of family farm tragedies that have marked American rural life.
“Illuminates the emotional toll of being a farmer today, and the deep resilience, optimism and joy that also comes with rural life.”
VT Congresswoman Becca Balint
“the film’s subliminal power will sneak up on you.”
Alex Saveliev, FILM THREAT
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