The Dog

The Dog

DVD - 2014
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In 1972, John Wojtowicz attempted to rob a Brooklyn bank to pay for his lover's sex change operation. Three years later Al Pacino portrayed his crime in Dog Day Afternoon. We gain a historic perspective on New York's gay liberation movement, in which Wojtowicz played an active role. In later footage, he remains a subversive force, backed by the unconditional love of his mother Terry, whose wit and charm infuse the film. How and why the bank robbery took place is recounted in gripping detail.
Publisher: Austin, TX : Drafthouse Films, c2014.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Dec 15, 2015

Remember 'Dog Day Afternoon' from 1975, starring Al Pacino and John Cazale? I was pleasantly surprised when I came across this film at the library; not to mention extremely curious. This is a fascinating portrait of the real man that Pacino portrayed, as well as a brilliant evocation of the times that shaped him. It was lovingly filmed and put together over ten years. Here is a link to a very good review of the movie:

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