Bismarck Movie Premiere This Month- A Gritty Story Of Survival
I have to be honest with you, I rarely go to the theatres, BUT this is a movie I won't miss
This morning a friend and a co-worker sent this to me for a possible story and all it took was just a couple of seconds to read a short description of this movie and I was hooked. I reached out to the man who captured such drama to perfection, his name is Robert Grabow. This is his first movie - 137 minutes of hope, survival, an UNDERDOG ( no pun attended ) story that appeals to so many people, in a thousand different ways. Rob stars in 'The Year Of The Dog' - This 41-year-old spent his childhood dealing with some pretty traumatic stuff in some rural villages in Alaska - I was fascinated by the message he nailed in the movie - addiction, and survival, I know this from my own experience.
This film was shot in Montana in only 19 days, which is flat-out remarkable
I guarantee you 100 million % you will fall in love with his co-star - Caleb. According to theyearofthedog.com Caleb is a rescue dog who had bounced between foster homes for years because he was reported “too much dog”—is there such a thing? He eventually landed in the loving care of Cathy and Gregg Pittman of the Performing Animal Troupe. The Year of the Dog marks Caleb's feature-film debut. Rob plays the role of Matt, a loner alcoholic that is dealing with the demons of addiction, his struggle to maintain sobriety for 30 days to honor his mother's dying wish is so real, it's frightening - by that I mean you can just feel the angst, the raw tension of what the fight is all about - trying to save your own life. Here is the thing, you don't have to have any personal issues with recovery/.addiction to relate to this movie. It's as genuine and REAL as you will ever find. Robert's goal is simple, "...saving lives, capturing the emotional essence of the experience" - by the way, Rob is NOT an alcoholic, but you wouldn't know it by watching his acting ability - This movie is his true love, his baby, and every second of the film captures his real concern and a common goal - "We all have a responsibility to support each other"
Here is a Facebook message from Robert to all of us
After talking to him for about a half hour this morning I could hear how sincere he is about his upcoming movie - here is what he posted this morning on Facebook:
The one thing that I was most impressed with was something Rob told me...
After a screening of the movie, an addiction counselor came up to him and told him that "... 'The Year Of The Dog' will save lives in the future". I can't think of a greater compliment than that.
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