The much-anticipated documentary about Thisbe and the Barkettes will open the Park Interspecial Film Festival this Autumn.
A spokesAnimal for the Barkettes confirmed early this morning that “I Love a Man in a Collar” will open the festival at the main venue and, also, go on to screen at the Hot Dogs section.
PIFF Communications President, Leola Ocelot, released a statement this morning, as well. Confirming the documentary debut, she called it “a coup for PIFF” and explained the surprising pre-season announcement.
“We couldn’t contain ourselves, we were so excited. We wanted everyone to know as soon as possible,” the statement read.
The documentary, which is now in its post-production stages, was directed by Rauf Wiedersehen Shepherd. In it, Shepherd traces the history and origin of Canine music as a parallel to the ascendancy of The Barkettes. The film takes its title from one of the group’s biggest hits.
R.F. Aarrf, President of the Canine Music Association, said in an interview this morning that he is “thrilled that the documentary is finally finished” and confident that it will be “celebrated appropriately.”
The 8th annual Park Interspecial Film Festival will take place October 1-5, 2012.