An astonishing documentary 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 classic Al Pacino film Dog Day Afternoon.
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SFIFF '14 If you enjoyed DOG DAY AFTERNOON, you gotta see this! The real John :Dog" Wojtowicz was hilarious, a real character, and so is his mom. She curses like a sailor! Still a great story, 40 years later. ( If you haven't seen DOG DAY AFTERNOON, see it first, see it immediately, definitely one of Al Pacino's very best films).
A fascinating documentary looking at the life of John Vojtowicz who lives in infamy as the subject of the film 'Dog Day Afternoon'. What we see during the course of the film (shot between 2002 and 2013) is not just the rememberances and biopic of a man but a snapshot of a changing time in American history in its reveal of gay liberation, transgender acceptance and sex addiction. Wojtowicz's self adoration was....
That "Dog Day Afternoon" seems to have defined The Dog for the rest of his life. He traded on the notoriety ever after and shares his story and his legend freely, enthusiastically, and profanely (if perhaps not entirely reliably). The day of the robbery takes up only a small part of this documentary and we learn a whole lot about The Dog, his lifestyle, his braggadocio, and http://letterboxd.com/mharbour/films/diary/