The movie Dog Day Afternoon was Hollywood’s abridged version of a real-life media circus surrounding a polarizing bank robbery. Thirty years after the fact, John “The Dog” Wojtowicz provides filmmakers Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren with a provocative look into the life of the man behind the legendary robber. Quick to invoke his raging libido, The Dog details his salacious life he led before the robbery and his involvement with the early days of New York’s gay liberation movement. Post-robbery, John becomes a media celebrity, and not always for the right reasons. He even applies for a job at the Chase bank he robbed. John’s unapologetic, brash personality commands everyone’s attention. Through a revealing series of interviews with his mother, his ex-wife, and a number of other friends, lovers, and activists, we’re given a intricate portrait of a deeply flawed man who fought for what tore him apart: love. –Cleveland International Film Festival

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Friday, June 6, 9:00 PM, Detroit Institute of Arts
Saturday, June 7, 9:30 PM, State Theater

100 min
Not rated
Year: 2013
Country: US
Language: English
Festivals: Cleveland, Miami, SXSW
Director: Allison Berg, François Keraudren
Cast: John Wojtowicz