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PARADE
MARCH 1, 2016: “What Happened to Pit Bulls Rescued from Michael Vick’s Dog Fighting Ring?”
By Alison Abbey

VARIETY
FEBRUARY 12, 2016: “Film Review: The Champions.”
By Dennis Harvey

LARAMIE BOOMERANG
MARCH 14, 2016: “Pit bull Finds Home in Laramie After Escaping Fight Ring.” 
By Eve Newman.

PORTLAND PRESS HERALD
MARCH 13, 2016: “Mainer’s Film Focuses on Pups That Survived Michael Vick’s Dogfighting.”
By Keith Edwards

FOX SPORTS
MARCH 2, 2016: “Film Reveals WhatHappened to Michael Vick’s Dogfighting Pit Bulls.” 
By Nunzio Ingrassia

TALKING ANIMALS
MARCH 9, 2016 Darcy Dennett, Director of The Champions talks to Duncan Strauss 

PR NEWSWIRE
FEBRUARY 29, 2016 “The Champions Documentary to be Available March 1 for Download”

EVERYDOG
MARCH 14, 2016: “The Champions Documentary: What Happened to Michael Vick’s Dogs?”
By Timothy Dunn

DOC A DAY
MARCH 25, 2016: “The Champions, a film by Darcy Dennett.”

THE DODO
MARCH 9, 2016: “Survivors of Michael Vick’s Fighting Ring Grow Old and Happy.” 
By Solon Kelleher

THE DODO
MARCH 23, 2016: “Dog Rescued From Michael Vick’s Fighting Ring is a Kissing Machine.”
By Jessica Peralta

GETTY IMAGES
MARCH 2, 2016: “The Champions Documentary Presented By Best Friends Animal Society.” 

BEST FRIENDS
APRIL 4, 2016: “The Champions Movie About Former Michael Vick Dogs.” By Kelli Harmon

BEST FRIENDS
MARCH 1, 2016: “You’ll Laugh, You’ll Cry: The Champions, the Documentary about the Vicktory Dogs, Releases Today.” By Julie Castle

KFGO LIVE WITH BOB HARRIS
MARCH 2, 2016: Darcy Dennett—Director and Producer of The Champions (the Michael Vick dogs)

AUDIENCE AWARDS
MARCH 1, 2016: “The Champions, A Documentary Film by Darcy Dennett screened at the 13th Annual Big Sky Documentary Film  Festival, where Darcy sat down for an interview with AudTV.” 

THE SENTINEL
APRIL 1, 2016: “Leaving Behind Doubt of Rehabilitation.” By Jennifer Vanderau

SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT
FEBRUARY 1, 2016: “The Champions Director Darcy Dennett.”By Michelle Drown 

KSL 5 NEWS AT NOON
MARCH 9, 2016

MASS APPEAL
MARCH 7, 2016: “Documentary The Champions Inspires & Educates”

THE BOSTON GLOBE
JANUARY 9, 2016: “Whatever happened to Michael Vick’s pit bulls?”By Peter Keough

LOYAL PIT BULL LOVE
JANUARY 18, 2016: “The Champions” – Love Wins.” By Sue Torres.

THE MOTHER NATURE NETWORK
JANUARY 19, 2016: “The Ongoing rehabilitation of Michael Vick—The football player who served time for dogfighting has spent years advocating for animals but not everyone thinks he has changed.” By Laura Moss

INDIEWIRE
NOVEMBER 24, 2015: “FilmRise Acquires Inspirational Dog Fighting Documentary 'The Champions.” By Sonya Saepoff.

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
NOVEMBER 24, 2015: “Dog-Fighting Rescue Doc 'The Champions' Acquired by FilmRise.” by Mia Galuppo

DEADLINE
NOVEMBER 24, 2015: “FilmRise Nabs Worldwide Rights To Pit Bull Rescue Documentary ‘The Champions.” by Denise Petski.

VARIETY
NOVEMBER 24, 2015: “FilmRise Buys Pit Bull Rescue Documentary ‘The Champions.” Film Reporter, Dave McNary

INDIEWIRE
NOVEMBER 12, 2015:  “DOC NYC 2015 WOMEN IN HOLLYWOOD Women Directors: Meet Darcy Dennett – ‘The Champions.” By Laura Berger.

VARIETY
October 6, 2015: “Star-Studded Slate Beckons Fest lineup features timely films with Oscar hopefuls” by Seth Kelley.

VARIETY 
October 12, 2015“Hamptons International Film Festival Announces 2015 Award Winners.” By Jenelle Riley. 

GETTY IMAGES
October 10, 2015: “The 23rd Annual Hamptons International Film Festival – Day 3.” By Staff.

INDIEWIRE
October 8, 2015: “Watch: Rescued Fight Dogs Get a New Leash on Life in Exclusive 'The Champions' Trailer and Poster.” By Aubrey Page.

EAST HAMPTON STAR
October 8, 2015: “A Peek at Hamptons Film Fest’s Quieter Options.”
By Jennifer Landes.

CARE2.COM
October 14, 2015: “What Happened to Michael Vick’s Dogs? New Film Highlights Their Amazing Journeys.” By Alicia Graef.

EAST HAMPTON PRESS
October 7, 2015: “HIFF celebrates 23rd year with wide film selection.” By Liam Sullivan.

BLOG CRITICS.ORG
NOVEMBER 13, 2015: Positive review, “Movie Review: ‘The Champions’ World Premiere at Hamptons Film Festival.” By Carole Di Tosti.

27EAST
October 6, 2015: “After Vick's Fighting Ring: 'The Champions' Tells Story Of Tragedy And Triumph.” By Alyssa Melillo.

EAST HAMPTON PRESS
October 7, 2015: “’Champions,” A Story  Of Tragedy And Triumph.” By Alyssa Melillo.

HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
October 2, 2015: Q&A: Darcy Dennett on Compassion and Justice in “The Champions.” By Kristin McCracken

INQUISITR
October 2, 2015: “Forget about Michael Vick’s Football Woes: Look for the Vicktory Dog Documentary Instead.” By Annie Keller.

THE TELEGRAPH
NOVEMBER 9, 2015: “The reel deal — Film Fest Screens Variety of Movies, Documentaries.” By Vicki Bennington.

KLOU
OCTOBER 29, 2015: "October is Pit Bull Awareness Month."

KPLR.COM
NOVEMBER 3, 2015: "The Champions Gets A Victory on The Big Screen."

KTRS 500
NOVEMBER 5, 2015: "The Champions To Play the St. Louis Film Festival." Written by Emily Lansford.

ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO
NOVEMBER 4, 2015: "Pit Bulls And Breed Discriminatory Laws. Following Vick's Dog Fighting Conviction, What Has Changed?"

SPORTS INNERVIEW WITH ANN LIGUORI
October 10, 2015: NPR WPPB 88.3FM for Eastern Long Island and Southern Connecticut 

YAHOO SCREEN
October 9, 2015: “The Champions” By Staff.

NEWSDAY
October 5, 2015: “Hamptons International Film Festival features 'Spotlight,' 'Carol,' more Oscar contenders.” By Rafer Guzman.

HAMPTONS
October 8, 2015: “INTERVIEW: "The Champions" Director Darcy Dennett On Animal Welfare In Today's Society And An Amazing Transformation.” By Nicole Barylski.

HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
August 10, 2015: NEW HIFF SIGNATURE PROGRAM FOCUSES ON ANIMAL RIGHTS

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
August 10, 2015: Michael Vick Dogs Documentary to Premiere at Hamptons Film Festival

VARIETY.com
August 10, 2015: “Hamptons International Film Festival Announces 2015 Special Programs with mention of The Champions” by Seth Kelley.

DEADLINE.COM
August 10, 2015: “Hamptons Film Fest Adds Social Justice Themes To Signature Programs with mention of The Champions” by Jeremy Gerard.

EAST END BEACON
October 5, 2015: “Hamptons Film Fest Adds Stories of Environmental Justice and Long Island.” By Beth Young.

EAST HAMPTON STAR
October 12, 2015: “Hamptons Film Fest Announced Winners on Monday.” By Christine Sampson.

THE EAST HAMPTON STAR
October 15, 2015: “And the Hamptons Film Fest Winners Were . . .” By Christine Sampson. 

HEARTLAND FILM FESTIVAL
October 9, 2015: HFF 2015 Interview: The Champions Director/Producer Darcy Dennett

WHAT NOT TO DOC
October 7, 2015: “Hamptons 2015: Documentary Overview.” By Staff.

INDIEWIRE.COM
August 10, 2015: “Hamptons International Film Festival Announces New Signature Programs – with mention of The Champions” by Zack Sharf

VIMOOZ.COM
August 10, 2015: “New Animal Rights Film Program At 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival, Includes World Premiere Of Michael Vick Doc THE CHAMPIONS.”

EAST HAMPTON STAR
August 10, 2015: “Hamptons Film Festival Adds Animal Rights Program,” by Mark Segal.

THE EAST HAMPTON STAR
August 13, 2015: “What’s New at the Hamptons Film Festival.” by Mark Segal.

BLOG CRITICS.ORG
NOVEMBER 11, 2015: “Darcy Dennett Talks ‘The Champions,’ Her Film About Michael Vick’s Dogs.” By Carole Di Tosti.

BARKPOST.COM
OCTOBER 2015: “Heart-Wrenching Documentary About Michael Vick’s Rescued Fighting Dogs Will Blow You Away.” By Zoe Costello.

PETS LADY
OCTOBER 16, 2015: “Michael Vick’s ‘Vicktory Dogs’ are ‘The Champions’ In New Documentary.” By Ron Callari.

THE NEWPORT MERCURY
JANUARY 12, 2016: “A fighting chance—Documentary follows rehabilitation of aggressively trained pit bulls rescued from Michael Vick’s notorious kennel.” By Paul Bubluski

THE PROVIDENCE JOURNAL
JANUARY 12, 2016: “Film about rescued pitbulls airs in Newport.” By Mikki Catanzaro

RHODE ISLAND MONTHLY
JANUARY 1, 2016: “Pit Bull Documentary Screening Coming to Newport—The film follows five dogs who were rescued from Michael Vick's dogfighting ring.” By Jen Mccaffery

THE RHODE SHOW
JANUARY 6, 2016: “New documentary sheds light on the importance of animal rescue.”

HUFFINGTON POST
October 13, 2015: “Hamptons International Film Festival Opens With James Vanderbilt's "Truth" - Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford.” By Sally Fay.

MICHAEL VICK’S ‘VICKTORY DOGS’ ARE ‘THE CHAMPIONS’ IN NEW DOCUMENTARY
October 16th, 2015–by Ron Callari

DAN’S PAPERS
October 5, 2015: “HIFF Comes To Town This Weekend.” By Joan Baum.

DAN’S PAPERS
October 12, 2015: “‘Rams’ and ‘Missing People’ Win at Hamptons International Film Festival.” By Staff.

 

 

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