Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

The Dog

Year: 2013
Country: United States
Language: English, Dutch
Run Time: 100 minutes

The Dog

We all know the movie “Dog Day Afternoon.” But that was Hollywood’s abridged version. Thirty years later, John “The Dog” Wojtowicz sits down with filmmakers Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren for this provocative look into the life of the man behind the polarizing bank robbery. Quick to invoke his raging libido, John details his salacious life before the robbery and his involvement in the early days of the NYC gay liberation movement. After the 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 is the focus of attention in THE DOG, and his unapologetic, brash personality commands this retrospective. 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 complex portrait of a deeply flawed man who fought for what tore him apart: love. —C.P.

CIFF38 Screenings

Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 9:35 PM

10% Cinema

Documentary Features

Nesnadny + Schwartz Portrait Documentary Competition
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Allison Berg, Frank Keraudren

Allison Berg is a New York City-based filmmaker. She previously helmed the documentary "Witches in Exile." Frank Keraudren has been an editor for almost 20 years. This is their first feature together.

THE DOG (2013)

Allison Berg, Frank Keraudren

Amanda Micheli, Nim-Rod Bachar, Wolfgang Held, Pete Ginsburg, Axel Baumann

Frank Keraudren

Principal Cast
John Wojtowicz, Liz Eden, George Heath, Teresa Wojtowicz, Carmen Bifulco, Randy Wicker, Jeremiah Newton

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