The Dog

SUNDAY, March 16, 2014, Chilmark Community Center
Preceded by a performance by DanceTheYard, resident performance company of The Yard.

Dirs. Allison Berg and François Keraudren
Documentary | U.S.A. | 2013 | 100 min.

A passionate portrait of the late John Wojtowicz, whose attempted robbery of a Brooklyn bank to finance his male lover's sex-reassignment surgery was the real-life inspiration for the 1975 Al Pacino film Dog Day Afternoon. We gain an historic perspective on New York's gay liberation movement, in which Wojtowicz played an active role, backed by the unconditional love of his mother whose wit and charm infuse the film. You won’t be able to turn your eyes away because Wojtowicz holds nothing back: "Live every day as if it's your last and whoever doesn't like it can go f@*k themselves and a rubber duck."