Critics often complain the movies are going to the dogs. Hey, stop insulting dogs, especially box-office heroes like Rin Tin Tin.
The German Shepherd, rescued by an American serviceman during World War One from a bombed-out kennel in France, is the subject of a new book by Susan Orlean (author of The Orchid Thief, famously adapted into the movie Adaptation).
On Saturday, Oct. 8, Orlean will appear at the Music Box, 3733 N. Southport Ave., to read from RinTinTin: The Life and the Legend and screen one of the canine’s best-loved films, Clash of the Wolves. If you’ve never seen the pooch in action let’s just say that rumor has it this four-legged thespian received more votes than his human counterparts in the 1929 race for the Academy Award’s best actor prize.
If your fandom of Orlean knows no bounds, she’ll also present a special of screening of Adaptation at 2:00 p.m. prior to the Rin Tin Tin event.
Tickets for Rin Tin Tin only, which begins at 5:30 p.m., are $12; tickets for Adaptation only are $10; tickets for the double feature are $17.
Representatives from Chicago Canine Rescue will be on hand with adoptable dogs in the Music Box lobby for the duration of the event.