Who Let the Dogs Out

Sponsored by: Associated Bank

Producer Aly Kelly in attendance for 10/27 & 10/28 screenings!

Who Let the Dogs Out may be one of those novelty songs that you never think about until it gets stuck in your head, but it has one of the strangest secret origins in music history. In an NPR-like pop-culture history excavation, Ben Sisto weaves a tale about gender, race, cultural appropriation, showbiz, and (of course) legal battles. But most of all, this is a story about the power of influence, and how it often stretches back much further than we realize.


"Behold the cinematic TEDtalk you never knew you needed."
- Should I See It
"Brent Hodge and Ben Sisto approach their subjects seriously and layout a fascinatingly tangled web. In doing so, they've crafted a riveting must-watch."
- Film Threat
"Who Let The Dogs Out offers quite the history behind the song but good luck with getting it out of your head."
- Solzy at the Movies


About Milwaukee Film

Milwaukee Film is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to entertaining, educating, and engaging our community through cinematic experiences. We operate the magnificent Oriental Theatre, a historic cinema palace committed to high-quality and accessible film and education programming. Since 2009, the annual Milwaukee Film Festival has brought together film fans and filmmakers to celebrate the power of cinema. Our education programs and Cultures & Communities platform provide avenues toward making our community a more empathetic and equitable place for everyone to live.

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