This playful and smart comedy explores the age-old questions, "What is art?", "Who decides which art is worthy?", and "What kind of art deserves public funding?" A liberal, provocative performance artist at odds with a conservative southern senator hatches a plot to kidnap the senator's beloved dog hoping to squelch threats of National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) funding cuts. When a twist of fate brings these nemeses together, chaos ensues and karma bites back. Called "eloquent" by Variety, Chesapeake gives new meaning to the term "man's best friend."