Outdoor Hachi Screening with Layla the guest star

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An outdoor Hachi: A Dog’s Tale screening was hosted under the stars by the Japan America Society along with the InterContinental Los Angeles in Century City. Guests enjoyed Japanese bento picnic dinners while viewing the film from two large screens....

October 7, 2015/4 Comments

Richard Gere meets Chico, Layla, and Forrest, the three Akita dogs who played Hachi

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Richard recalls the moment the trainers introduced him to the dogs. About four weeks before shooting the trainer said, ’It’s time for you to meet the dogs’. It was a decisive moment, because if we didn’t get along, we had to find three other adult dogs...