In the brutal world of underground dogfighting, dogs are trained and forced to fight to the death. Chance is a pit bull puppy with a peaceful heart and an imaginative mind. Unfortunately, Chance is soon torn from his happy home and purchased by a cruel dogfighting owner. As Chance grows to young adulthood, he manages to hold on to his values despite the fact that he will eventually have to enter the ring of death. Unwilling to betray his peaceful beliefs, Chance plots to escape the yard. Chance soon discovers that the outside world can be just as harsh, as he finds himself even deeper in the bloody world of dogfighting. To stay alive, Chance is forced to betray his own beliefs and fight his own kind. To find redemption, must challenge the system that is causing his own kind to self destruct.
CHANCE – Trailer from Phil James on Vimeo.
Monday, June 5th
9:30pm – 11:04pm
TCL Chinese Theatres + IMAX
6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
Although it is a felony offense in all 50 states, organized dog fighting still takes place in many parts of the country. Historical accounts date as far back as the 1750s, with professional fighting pits proliferating in the 1860s.
Dogfighting is a inhumane bloodsport where dogs who have been bred, conditioned, and trained to fight are placed in a pit to fight each other for spectator entertainment and profit. Fights average one to two hours, ending when one of the dogs cannot continue.