Local talent includes Old Town Playhouse and Riverside Shakespeare veteran Tom Cilluffo as Hank’s nephew, Jeshen, and vocalist Miriam Pico, who performed the theme song, “Run Like Hell.”
Regular-admission “sneak previews” take place Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Garden Theatre. Friday’s screening will be followed by a Q-and-A with Brauer, Saturday’s will be preceded by a 1 p.m. showing of the film that started it all — the original “Dogman.”
In honor of its subject matter, area animal shelters and rescue organizations will collect dog and cat food and cash donations. They’ll also sell calendars and Dogman2 T-shirts in the theater lobby.
Brauer said he is working with the Vogue Theatre in Manistee to show the film there. He also expects it to make a return to the State.
And yes, there is a “Dogman3” on the horizon.
“My brain is spinning with new ideas for the next generation of these things,” he said. “If it happens, the next one’s going to be World War III. I want to keep ramping these things up.”