FilmRise released the trailer for Cindy Meehl’s documentary The Dog Doc about unconventional veterinarian Dr. Marty Goldstein who has been called everything from a maverick to a miracle-worker to a quack. Dr. Goldstein runs a clinic in South Salem, New York, that has made him and his staff famous for their integrative and even holistic approaches to pet health issues. The Dog Doc will open in theaters on March 13th, 2020.
As a pioneer of integrative medicine, which combines conventional medicine with cutting edge alternative treatments, veterinarian Dr. Marty Goldstein has been called everything from “maverick” to “miracle-worker.” Attracting four-legged patients from around the world, Dr. Goldstein’s practice, Smith Ridge Veterinary Center, provides holistic care for animals after other vets have given up hope.
In The Dog Doc, director Cindy Meehl, goes behind the scenes at Smith Ridge to capture the full drama of “Dr. Marty” and his colleagues’ life-changing commitment to wellness and the astounding results they achieve. Filmed over a 2½ year period, Meehl’s unobtrusive camera highlights the vulnerability of her subjects – canine and human – while tracking each animal’s progress. The Dog Doc joins the touching stories of families with the hard science of integrative care.
THE DOG DOC is Cindy Meehl’s latest directorial venture. She is a director and executive producer of documentary feature films. She began work in 2009 on the documentary feature BUCK as director and executive producer. BUCK premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2011 where it won the Audience Award and continued to win many awards including the 2011 Academy Award shortlist.
Meehl is the executive producer of REWIND, a powerful new film about a young man reconstructing the unthinkable story of his boyhood and the vile abuse he suffered. Rewind will premiere in 2019. She is an executive producer for THE RIVER AND THE WALL which will premiere at SXSW in March 2019. This beautiful film takes a revealing look at the impact of the border wall along the Rio Grande.
Cindy is also the executive producer on FOR THE BIRDS which world premiered at Sheffield Doc Fest in 2018 and had its US premiere at AFI Docs. Meehl is the executive producer on several other films including TRAPPED which follows the clinic workers and lawyers who were on the front lines of the battle to keep abortion safe and legal for millions of American women. Trapped premiered at Sundance 2016 and won the Special Jury Prize for Social Impact, as well as a Peabody Award. She also executive produced UNBRANDED about four young men riding adopted mustangs 3000 miles from border to border that won the Audience Award at Hot Docs and Mountainfilm in 2015, and DOGS ON THE INSIDE, a heartwarming story of stray dogs brought into a prison to be fostered by prison inmates that is currently on Hulu.