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Missouri's 'Marshall the Miracle Dog' returns to the silver screen in St. Louis

Mar 6, 2015

After its world premiere at the St. Louis International Film Festival, "Marshall the Miracle Dog" is ready for another St. Louis showing.

"Marshall" is the story of a 13-year-old boy, who becomes the target of bullies at his new school, and a three-legged dog. The film received the Audience Choice Award for Best Film at the St. Louis film festival. The movie will be shown at Wehrenberg and B&B theaters in Missouri on March 7 and 8 in conjunction with Commit to Be Kind weekend, a statewide effort to prevent bullying and animal abuse.

The film is based on the true story of when Marshall was rescued from deplorable conditions in 2010 by the Humane Society of Missouri.

On Friday, "Cityscape" host Steve Potter talked about "Marshall" with filmmaker Jay Kanzler.

Kanzler said he and his team set out to make a family film for all ages.  “It has an anti-bullying message, but what we didn’t want to make was an ABC Family afterschool special. That's not what we made. We made a film that was very entertaining... and almost has the audience leave with a call to action, a call to kindness.”

In 2012, Steve Potter interviewed Marshall's owner, Cyndi Willenbrock for STL TV's "City Corner."

Related Event

"Marshall the Miracle Dog" Commit to Be Kind weekend

  • When: March 7-8, 2015
  • Where: See the movie at Wehrenberg and B&B theaters in Missouri
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“Cityscape” is produced by Mary Edwards and Alex Heuer and sponsored in part by the Missouri Arts Council, the Regional Arts Commission, and the Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis.