The Dog Poster

Release Date: August 8th, 2014

DVD Release Date: November 4th, 2014

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary
A documentary about John Wojtowicz shows the man who tried to rob a Brooklyn bank to pay for his male lover's sex-reassignment surgery, a robbery that prompted the film "Dog Day Afternoon."

Cast: John Wojtowicz, Carmen Bifulco, Liz Debbie Eden, George Heath, Bob Kappstatter, Eugene Lowenkopf

Director: Allison Berg , François Keraudren

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Unleashed Films

Distributors: Drafthouse Films

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  • The filmmakers have been telling interviewers they have sufficient additional material for a whole other movie. And The Dog is eye-opening enough to make you kind of hope that's true. show more

  • Talking heads aside, the movie gets a big boost from the wealth of news footage and post-standoff reportage the filmmakers cull from archives. show more

  • Though The Dog can be seen through any number of lenses — a study of media distortion, an illustration of life-sustaining grandiosity, a love story gone deliriously wrong — it's perhaps most meaningful as an exploration of the limits of the gay rights movement's political correctness. show more

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