‘Life in the DogHouse’ will headline the 2018 Tryon International Film Festival Gala

Danny Robertshaw and Ron Danta will be on the stage of the Tryon Fine Arts Center to introduce their film “Life in the Doghouse”, during the Friday night Gala of the 2018 Tryon International Film Festival. Photo courtesy of FilmRise

Press release from Tryon International Film Festival:

Man’s best friend, our coveted canine, will paint the theme of the 2018 Tryon International Film Festival Gala evening, with the screening of “Life in the DogHouse.”

“LIFE IN THE DOG HOUSE” tells the inspiring life stories of Danny Robertshaw and Ron Danta and the remarkable work they do with dog rescue. Ten years and 10,000 dogs later, their unique approach to life and dog rescue will capture hearts and inspire millions to make the right choices when it comes to man’s best friend.

Robertshaw and Danta are familiar faces to many in both the local and international equestrian communities. Both will be on hand to introduce their film to what is expected to be a sellout audience.

“It will be such a refreshing to change-of-pace as our region exhales after the FEI World Equestrian Games. There is something so wonderful about these beautiful creatures that will grasp your attention and tug at your heartstrings,” said festival co-founder Kirk Gollwitzer. “But don’t despair, to those equestrian film buffs, we have more than 20 wonderfully crafted equestrian films in our 2018 festival program, courtesy of our friends at the EQUUS Film Festival.”

“The Tale” starring Laura Dern will be shown on Saturday evening as filmmakers from as many as 12 countries stroll the streets of Tryon and mingle with the crowd.

Lavender Bistro will host a Tito’s Cocktail Party on Saturday evening, as bands take to the streets as bars, restaurants and retailers come alive with festival goers. Holy Cross Episcopal Church will also host the film “Sacred Sound” on Saturday afternoon, with a live performance after the movie.

Don’t miss “The making of American Epic” as Bernard MacMahon and Allison McGourty take to the Tryon Fine Arts Center stage and talk about their creation of “American Epic”, which some critics tout as being one of the best music documentaries of our time.

TRIFF18 begins Oct 5th with the gala kick-off and concludes with an awards ceremony on Sunday the 7th, with more than 70 films scheduled in six downtown venues.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Tryon Fine Arts Center at 828-859-8322 or on Eventbrite: Tryon International Film Festival 2018 Tickets. For more information visit www.tryoninternationalfilmfestival.org

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