There’s an exceptional movie coming out in May that all dog lovers are going to want to see. The documentary-like story centers around a yellow Labrador Retriever guide dog for the blind named Quill. You’ll follow Quill from the litter, his selection to become a guide, his life with a foster family until his first birthday, followed by highly specialized schooling in guiding the sightless. You’ll then go with him as he is then paired with a blind man named Watanabe Mitsuru who is at first reluctant to rely on Quill. But Quill’s great patience, gentleness and skill eventually wins him over and they become inseparable friends.
Critics are raving:
A warm-hearted, visually charming, and ultimately thought-provoking tribute to the ways, little and large, that these creatures improve our lives.—Georgia Straight
One of the smartest, most realistic dog films ever made.—Exclaim
Audiences are unlikely to resist Quill in this simply rendered and indisputably sweet film.—EYE Magazine
Opens in Chicago and New York May 18. May open to a wider audience after that. Check the website at http://www.musicboxfilms.com/quill for additional release dates.