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 www.beyondthemythmovie.com. Tickets for the movie and after-movie party are $30 each.

Tax-deductible donations to the spay-neuter program an be made to www.spaymemphis.org.

 

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

Five Things To Do This Weekend in Memphis May 29th-31st

Stoke the fires and “whet” your appetite for a fun-filled weekend.
2015.05.28 03:26 PM

The Grizzly Bear Song

The Grizzlies season may be over, but a fan base’s passion never dies.
2015.05.27 08:00 AM

Orpheum Board Names New Centre After Longtime President Pat Halloran

The Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education will be formally dedicated as such on September 24th during an event celebrating Halloran’s 35-year tenure.
2015.05.26 01:55 PM
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Stories

Plant Camp for Kids

Children will learn about planting, harvesting, recycling, and more from Memphis Area Master Gardeners at this fun, educational summer camp. Deadline to apply is Friday, June 5th.
2015.06.01 12:59 PM

Cigarette Lighter Collectors Convention

The “Antiques Roadshow” for lighters comes to Memphis next week.
2015.05.29 01:50 PM

Five Things To Do This Weekend in Memphis May 29th-31st

Stoke the fires and “whet” your appetite for a fun-filled weekend.
2015.05.28 03:26 PM

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. 

Regular participants include long-time Memphis editors such as Marilyn Sadler, Michael Finger, Jackson Baker, Frank Murtaugh, and Kenneth Neill, along with Inside Memphis Business staffers Richard Alley and Anna Cox.

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

Archives

Feed

Atom Feed Subscribe to the 901 Feed »

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags