Because of Winn-Dixie

A lonely young girl adopts an orphaned dog, Winn-Dixie (named after the supermarket where she found him), who helps her makes friends in a small Florida town. The bond established between the girl and her special companion brings together the townspeople and helps heal her own troubled relationship with her father.

Because of Winn-Dixie played in the 2004 Heartland Film Festival as an Opening Night Event.

Sample F.I.L.M. Curriculum Questions:

What happens as Opal reads the 1,037 page-long novel Gone With the Wind aloud. What happens to Gloria Dump? To Opal and Winn-Dixie?

How did Opal’s relationships with Amanda Wilkinson and the Dewberry brothers change from the beginning to the end of the story? What caused this change?

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