• Cape Filmmaker to Premiere ARL Historical Documentary


    Mike DeFina, Media Relations Officer
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    For Release on:
    September 2, 2021
    Cape Filmmaker to Premiere ARL Historical Documentary
    Chatham Orpheum to host special public screening
    As the Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) continues its celebration of 100 years of service on Cape Cod, an ARL volunteer and filmmaker is set to premiere a feature-length documentary surrounding the milestone.
    “The Way Home” A Century of Finding Loving Companions for Shelter Animals, will have its first public screening on Thursday, September 16, at the historic Chatham Orpheum Theater, at 7 p.m.
    Advanced tickets can be purchased at https://chathamorpheum.org/special-events/ . Proceeds from the ticket sales will benefit ARL and the Chatham Orpheum.
    The film, produced by ARL volunteer Kim Roderiques and cinematographer Geoffrey Bassett, highlights the human/animal bond and ARL’s efforts over the past century to make these connections possible for animal lovers on Cape Cod.
    “I have had a love affair with the Animal Rescue League since adopting our first family dog, Snubby, in 1975,” ARL Volunteer Kim Roderiques said. “The ARL has been a pillar in the Cape community finding homes for countless animals for one hundred years. Having the opportunity, thanks to a grant from Rockland Trust, to document their journey through the lens while sharing the most moving and riveting stories of animals surviving and thriving, along with acknowledging those who have been integral in making adoptions successful, is a dream come true.”
    As a companion piece to the documentary, Roderiques has also created an exclusive photo book containing a collection of images related to ARL’s history, including animals that have been adopted from the Brewster Animal Care & Adoption Center. The photo book will be available at the Chatham Orpheum screening for a $25 donation.
    ARL would like to thank Away of Cape Cod for sponsoring this special event, the Chatham Orpheum for hosting this special event, and Rockland Trust Bank for funding the production of the documentary.
    The Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) is an unwavering champion for animals in need, committed to keeping them safe and healthy in habitats and homes. Founded in 1899, ARL provides high-quality veterinary care, adoption, and rescue services; while also confronting the root causes of animal cruelty and neglect through innovative community programs, police investigations, and public advocacy. In 2020, ARL served nearly 17,000 animals throughout Massachusetts. ARL is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. The Animal Rescue League of Boston does not receive government grants or public funding (with the exception of limited COVID-19 relief funding) and relies on the generosity of our supporters to help animals in need. For more information please visit us online at arlboston.org; and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.