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Bloor Cinema Release: The Dog

August 15, 2014

By John Corrado

The Dog Poster

After premiering at TIFF last year, and coming back to the city for Inside Out, The Dog is opening at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema this weekend and will be playing until August 21st.  Showtimes and tickets are right here.

After holding up a bank to try and fund his partner’s sex change operation, John Wojtowicz became a celebrity in his own right, and was unforgettably portrayed by Al Pacino in the 1975 classic Dog Day Afternoon.

Through interviews with the man himself and those closest to him, The Dog documents the events around that fateful day in New York, from his spot at the forefront of the gay rights movement, to the aftermath of his attempted robbery that became the point of media fixation.

Directors Allison Berg and François Keraudren have put together a remarkable account of this fascinating true story, and The Dog is a compelling and wildly entertaining documentary that packs a surprising emotional punch.  This is one of the best documentaries you will see this year, and the Bloor Cinema will also be holding a special screening of Dog Day Afternoon tomorrow night, which would make for a perfect double bill.

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