Credit: Icarus Films

Space Dogs from Icarus Films focuses on Laika, a stray dog picked up by the Soviet space program on the streets of Moscow. This dog became the first living being to orbit the Earth when she was launched into space on Sputnik 2.

Soviet Union’s Sputnik 2 carried the dog, Laika, into Earth orbit in 1957.
Courtesy: NASA

Although Laika would not survive the journey, directors Elsa Kremser and Levin Peter trace the persistence of her memory and legacy into the present day. As the capsule containing Laika re-entered Earth’s orbit and began to burn up, the narrator announces “What had been a Moscow street dog had become a ghost.”

The adventures of her descendants, living on the streets of Moscow today.

Opens September 11, presented by Alamo Drafthouse (NY), Laemmle (LA) and more local theaters.

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