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Two hours of heartwarming movies about the pooch person bond
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A labrador soaking up the limelight. Source: Top Dog Film Festival

The Top Dog Film Festival returns this winter with a series of independent films showcasing the relationship between dogs and people. Now in its second year, the festival will tell over two hours' worth of heart-warming stories, with one night at Southbank on July 31 and another at St Kilda on August 1.

The range of stories is impressive, as can be seen from the trailer, making for a fetching festival.

The longest of the movies, Dog Man, tells the story of an innovative dog trainer who has trained over 30,000 pooches.

Australian flick Adoption Pending tells the tail of a staffy cross husky who needs to prove his capability to be around other dogs after not behaving in his first home.

The other films centre around ageing and disabled dogs and the human warmth they receive, a retired avalanche rescue dog whose legacy lives on, competitive dog groomers (including glamorously dressed poodles), the man's-best-friend concept and a volunteer who finds his calling working up close and personal with wolves.

Tickets for the Tuesday July 31 Village Crown Cinema event in Melbourne City, which kicks off at 6:30, can be purchased here.

Tickets for the Wednesday August 1 Astor Theatre in St Kilda event, which kicks off at 7:30, can be purchased here.
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Why? Heart warming movies about dogs
When: 6:30pm July 31 at Village Crown Cinemas, 7:30pm August 31 at Astor Theatre
Where: Melbourne City & St Kilda
Cost: $18.50 - $28
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