Ped Mall -Scene 1 Sun, Mar 17, 2019 7:00 PM
Event Info
Dialogue:Director Rebecca Stern in person
Series Info
Series:Vino Vérité
Women's March
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:88 mins
Director:Rebecca Stern
Year Released:2019
Production Country:USA


Presented by Bread Garden MarketLittle Village, and FilmScene

DIALOGUE: Director Rebecca Stern in person
Sunday, March 17, 7pm

The first selection of our fourth season comes directly from its world premiere at SXSW to Iowa City. Director Rebecca Stern's feature debut is a heartening and humorous look at the Technicolor world of championship creative dog grooming that casts new (rainbow-colored) light on our definitions of art.

The Vino Vérité series features talented new voices and established filmmakers influenced by the vérité tradition in person to present their thought-provoking, chance-taking, and visually-arresting films. Each selection is paired with hand-selected wines from Bread Garden Market.

Tickets: $25 public / $20 for members. Includes wine tasting, film, hors d'oeuvres and filmmaker reception.

6:30 Hors d'oeuvres & wine tasting 
7:00 Theater open for seating 
7:15 Screening 
8:30 Q&A + Reception with filmmaker, wine and dessert


"SXSW 2019: 10 Promising Selections. This year's Austin gathering is another promising mix of discoveries and proven talent. Let the buzz start here." — IndieWire

The colorful world of competitive creative dog grooming is on full display in filmmaker Rebecca Stern's humorous, inquisitive profile of four champion groomers and their vibrant dogs. These four women redefine our concepts of art and artist as they transform their pooches into Picassos during a year on the competition circuit.

An expansion of Stern's festival favorite short film of the same name, this feature exploration of the technicolor dreams of dog groomers is a revealing look at pets, families, friendships and the glory of grooming, and above all else adds new color to our relationship with woman's best friend.  


Rebecca Stern is a producer and director, focused on compelling, thought-provoking documentary film. She has worked on numerous celebrated non-fiction films in recent years including Tre Maison Dasan (producer) Netizens (post producer) and the Oscar-nominated Cartel Land (production coordinator). Well Groomed is her first feature film as director, and is based on her short film of the same name which played at the Seattle International Film Festival, Traverse City Film Festival, and was a Vimeo Staff Pick.

SXSW (2019) — World Premiere

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