March 15, 2005
starring Shih Tzu Diva
Tiburon International Film Festival
March 13, 2005 1:50 PM
San Francisco (www.filmarts.org) (415) 641 7657 / box office: 415 647-2822
Brava Theater Center (www.brava.org) 2781 24th Street, San Francisco
September 10th, Friday at 5:00 PM
September 11th, Saturday at 2:30 PM
Hole Film Festival (www.woodsholefilmfestival.org)
(508) 495 3456
Woods Hole, Massachusets on Cape Cod
August 1, 2004, Sunday, 7:00 PM
Old Fire Station on Water Street
April 17, 2004, Saturday, 9:30 AM
Newport Beach International Film Festival
Edwards Island Cinema, Theater 6, Fashion Island
999 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, California
Los Angeles Screening
April 22, 2004, Thursday, 8:00 PM
Echo Park Film Center 1200 North Alvarado Street (by Sunset Blvd), Los Angeles
April 24th, Saturday 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM
Wilshire Screening Room
8670 Wilshire Blvd, # 112
Between La Cienaga Blvd and Robertson Blvd.
October 28, 2003, Tuesday 7:30 PM
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival
503 SE 6 Street Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
October 18, 2003, Saturday
St. John's International Women's Film & Women Festival
St. John's, NewFoundland, CANADA
Diva Dog's Dog Premiere on HBO/Cinemax
Chelsea, a 13-pound Shih Tzu, has spent the last two years shooting a documentary... make that a DOGamentary...about her life, wearing her own doggie-cam. Her "stage mom" (who doubles as her agent), Emmy-award-winning television producer Gayle Kirschenbaum, says Chelsea was born for the spotlight, and can't wait for the offers to start rolling in.
What began as a light-hearted film about one day in Chelsea's life turned into a story about a single woman's search for love and the unmatchable bond between humans and animals. While filming in downtown New York on September 11th, 2001, Gayle's camera turned on something shocking: the twin towers falling. When a grief-stricken woman asked if she could hold Chelsea for comfort, Gayle realized that her playful companion might have a larger purpose.
Soon, Chelsea was certified as a therapy dog, visiting families affected by the World Trade Center attacks as well as patients in hospitals. Chelsea was credited with bringing a woman out of a coma.
Chelsea and Gayle have attracted the attention of international media, including a front page feature article in the The New York Times, an appearance on the Today Show, and the Howard Stern show and an article in the Ladies' Home Journal. The film includes guest appearances by celebrities including Katie Couric.
Also taken with the subject, legendary documentarian Albert Maysles (Grey Gardens, Gimme Shelter) is featured in the dogamentary as well as films a number of scenes.
Provincetown International Film Festival (36 minute version)
Friday, June 17 at 11:30am, Crown and Anchor
Saturday, June 18 at 11:30am, Cape Inn
Tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts
July 12, 2005 - 7:30 PM
Makor Cultural Center (92nd St Y) (52 minute version)
35 West 67th Street
New York, NY
Please note that there are three cuts of
1. 36 minute version seen on HBO/Cinemax
2. 52 minute version- Director's Cut
3. 30 minute version cut for International Dog Festival
The DVD has the 36 and 52 minute version and lots of extras including an interview with Albert Maysles, legendary documentarian who is featured in the dogamentary and shot part of it. Plus a music video of the theme song by Dave's True Story and an interview with the director.
September 8th, Thursday - 7:00 PM
Reality Bites (www.realitybites.net)
100 Main Street
January 18 , 2006 Wednesday - 7:00 PM
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue @ 2nd Street, New York, NY
New Filmmakers Series
June 11 , 2006 Sunday 7:00 PM
White Dog Cafe
3420 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215 386 9224
*Chelsea and Gayle will be attending.
June 22 , 2006 Tuesday 5:30 PM
Avignon Film Festival
Subtitled in French "Un Vie de Chien"
*Gayle will be attending.