Movie Screening Features Pit Bulls

On Wednesday, June 15th, at 7 p.m., a special screening of the independent documentary Beyond the Myth will be held at Malco Studio on the Square. Focusing on pit bulls and those who love and defend them, the film examines the contributing factors behind the public's fear of the breed and  the conflict between advocates and opponents of breed-specific legislation.

In conjunction with the film's screening, Mid-South Spay & Neuter Services is offering free spay and neuter services for as many of these dogs as possible as part of its annual "Dog Days of Summer"  spay-neuter program. MSSN&S spokesperson Barbara Standing  says, "Unfortunately, far too many pit bulls are ending up in the wrong hands are are subject to improper training, inappropriate socialization, and being  victimized in the cruel sport of dog fighting. Consequently, the short life of a pit bull is often characterized by homelessness, starvation, disease, injury, and cruelty."  Because of bad press and abuse, adds Standing, the pit bull has the distinction of being America's most euthanized dog.

Sponsors of the film screening are Bardog, Slider Inn, Malco Studio On the Square, and Hollywood Feed.  Advance movie tickets are $12 each, and $15 at the door, and can be purchased at Slider Inn, 2117 Peabody,  or at Tickets for the movie and after-movie party are $30 each.

Tax-deductible donations to the spay-neuter program an be made to


Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

Party with the Best of Memphis

A limited number of tickets are available to the public. Get yours now before they're gone!
2015.09.28 11:35 AM

Five Things To Do This Weekend in Memphis October 2nd-4th

Get your body in motion for a fantasy weekend.
2015.10.01 02:00 PM

Building the Brewery

As re-development work continues on the historic Tennessee Brewery building, a brand new building may soon rise from the ground right across Tennessee Street.
2015.09.30 11:20 AM
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Stories

Think Pink

Hard Rock Cafe on Beale is promoting “Pinktober” products. A portion of the proceeds will benefit various breast cancer charities.
2015.10.06 11:45 AM

For My Sister (And Yours)

Let’s make every month one for breast cancer awareness.
2015.10.05 08:00 AM

Memphis Symphony Orchestra Hires New Conductor

Robert Moody will be officially introduced as the new conductor at an outdoor concert at the Pyramid on Oct 23rd.
2015.10.02 11:20 AM

Add your comment:
Edit ModuleShow Tags

The “Memphis” magazine staff blog

About This Blog

“901” is the current affairs blog compiled by the staff of Memphis magazine, where readers can find breaking-news tidbits relating to all facets of life in the Bluff City. 

Edited by Shara Clark, Contemporary Media’s special projects editor, this blog’s regular participants include long-time Memphis editors such as Michael Finger, Jackson Baker, Frank Murtaugh, and Kenneth Neill. “901” also includes regular contributions from Inside Memphis Business staffers Richard Alley and Eileen Townsend, as well as the staff of the Memphis Flyer.

Every Thursday our Calendar Editor, Julie Ray, posts her picks for the weekend's events and activities.

“901” is the place where Memphis readers can “dial in” to find fresh reporting of recent developments in our city’s political, economic, and cultural life.

Recent Posts



Atom Feed Subscribe to the 901 Feed »

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags