Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Fri, Jan 16, 2015
7:30pm

Double Feature!
DOG DAY AFTERNOON / THE DOG
40th Anniversary!

DOG DAY AFTERNOON
1975, Warner Bros., 130 min, USA, Dir: Sidney Lumet

Put-upon everyman Al Pacino, squeezed in the vise of pressures from his dysfunctional family and his transsexual lover (Chris Sarandon), finally cracks, robbing an NYC bank with shell-shocked vet John Cazale (THE DEER HUNTER) to finance Sarandon’s sex-change operation. Based on a true story, DOG DAY AFTERNOON is one of director Sidney Lumet’s most acutely observed and compassionate slices of life in the Big Apple. An Oscar winner for Frank Pierson’s original screenplay.


THE DOG
2013, Drafthouse Films, 100 min, USA, Dir: Allison Berg, Frank Keraudren

Incredible as it may seem, the story behind DOG DAY AFTERNOON – a man robbing a bank to pay for his lover’s sex-change operation – was true, and John Wojtowicz was as fascinating in real life as Al Pacino’s character was in the Sidney Lumet classic. Ten years in the making, this absorbing documentary uses interviews and archival footage to open a window not just on Wojtowicz’s life but on New York in the 1970s and the early days of the gay liberation movement.


Screening format: DCP
Egyptian Theatre • Fri, Jan 16, 2015 • 7:30pm