The Dog


Directed by: Allison Berg , François Keraudren


2014 | USA | 1 hr 41 min



Screening

Friday, December 19, 2014, 7pm

Matinee

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 3pm

Screening

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 7pm



“An intimate portrait of John Wojtowicz, the inspiration behind Al Pacino’s character in Dog Day Afternoon. Coming of age in the 1960s, John Wojtowicz took pride in being a pervert. His libido was excessive even by the libertine standards of the era, with multiple wives and lovers, both women and men. In August, 1972, he attempted to rob a Brooklyn bank to finance his lover’s sex reassignment surgery. The attempted heist resulted in a fourteen-hour hostage situation. Filmed over the course of ten-years, interweaving extraordinary archival footage on the robbery, 70s era interviews and the early gay liberation movement, the documentary captures Wojtowicz’s larger-than-life persona: he is by turns lover, husband, soldier, lover, and activist.” Drafthouse.


Nominated Grand Jury Prize Miami Film Festival 2014