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Elephant in the Living Room 5/11/2013 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tim Harrison, a police officer from the Dayton area, has now become the focus of an award-winning film directed by Michael Webber. 
 
The Piqua Public Library will be showing the documentary film "The Elephant in the Living Room" on Saturday 5/11 at 2:00, followed by a presentation by Tim Harrison, one of two people that make up the focus of the film, at 3:30. Mr. Harrison will discuss the Outreach for Animals wildlife advocacy program.
 
Movie Summary:
The Elephant in the Living Room takes viewers on a journey deep inside the controversial American subculture of raising the most dangerous animals in the world as common household pets. Set against the backdrop of a heated national debate, director Michael Webber chronicles the extraordinary story of two men at the heart of the issue – Tim Harrison, an Ohio police officer whose friend was killed by an exotic pet; and Terry Brumfield, a big-hearted man who struggles to raise two African lions that he loves like his own family. In the first of many unexpected twists, the lives of these two men collide when Terry’s male lion escapes its pen and is found attacking cars on a nearby highway.
 
Winner of 5 Best Documentary Awards, the film courageously exposes the shocking reality behind the multi-billion dollar exotic pet industry with stunning photography, inspiring storytelling and unprecedented access into a world rarely seen, right in our own backyard. 
Film begins at 2:00, followed by Tim Harrison discussing the work of the Outreach for Animals program at 3:30. Guests are asked to please register in advance, as this is expected to be a very popular event.
 
Please see http://theelephantinthelivingroom.com for more background information.
 
Movie Reviews:
Elephant in the Living Room has won numerous awards and has been praised by critics as one of the best films of the year.

“MAGNIFICENT”
“BETTER THAN MOST FILMS YOU’LL SEE THIS YEAR.”
Flixist [Editors Choice]
 
“AN IMPECCABLY MADE FILM“
“IT COULD SCARCELY BE MORE ENGAGING.”
Los Angeles Times
 
”ONE OF THE BEST FILMS I’VE SEEN THIS YEAR.”
SlashFilm.com 
 
”GENUINELY STUNNING”
“PUTS ALMOST ANY FILM RELEASED THIS YEAR TO SHAME.”
Toledo Free Press
 
“A MUST SEE”
“ONE OF THE BEST I’VE EVER SEEN”
AisleSeat.com
 
“DOCUMENTARY GOLD“
Variety
 
”ALARMING”  “CHILLING”
New York Times
 
“ONE OF THE BEST MOVIES”
“YOU’VE LITERALLY GOT TO SEE TO BELIEVE”
PastThePopcorn.com
 
”ONE OF THE BETTER, MORE PROVOCATIVE
FILMS I’VE SEEN THIS YEAR”
eFilmCritic
 
“TRANSCENDS THE TYPICAL DOCUMENTARY
TO BECOME SOMETHING MUCH DEEPER”
HollywoodChicago.com
 
”EXCEPTIONALLY WELL MADE”
“IT’S SMART, EYE-OPENING AND COMPASSIONATE”
The Pittsburgh Tribune
 
 
”EXTRAORDINARY”  “EXCEPTIONAL”
Seattle Times

Contact: Piqua Public Library fplweb@oplin.org