|Director:||Allison Berg, Frank Keraudren|
|Photography:||Amanda Micheli, Nim-Rod Bachar, Wolfgang Held, Peter Ginsburg, Axel Bauman|
|Sound:||Andrew Freiband, Brad Bergbom|
|Music:||Troy Herion, Mark Dancigers|
|Production:||Unleashed Films, LLC|
|Producers:||Allison Berg, Frank Keraudren|
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SECOND PRIZE OF THE JURY
Allison Berg, Frank Keraudren
101' / 2013 / United States of America
English and spanish subtitled
Audience vote 7.68
John Wojtowicz took pride in being a pervert. Coming of age in the 1960s, his libido was excessive even by the libertine standards of the era, with multiple wives and lovers, both women and men. In August 1972, he attempted to rob a Brooklyn bank to finance his lover's sex-reassignment surgery. The act resulted in a fourteen-hour hostage situation that was broadcast on TV. Three years later Al Pacino portrayed his crime in Dog Day Afternoon. The film had a profound influence on Wojtowicz (who pronounced his name "Woto-wits"). When he emerged from a 6 prison term, he was known as “The Dog.”
Directors Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren began filming THE DOG in 2002. Their long-term dedication pays off in this unforgettable portrait capturing all of the subject's complexity: he is, by turns, lovable, maniacal, heroic, and self-destructive. To call him larger than life feels like an understatement.
Toronto International Film Festival 2013 (World Premiere) / New York Film Festival 2013 (U.S. Premiere) / Berlin International Film Festival 2014 (European Premiere) / South By Southwest (SXSW) 2014 / Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2014 / Honk Kong International Film Festival 2014
Allison Berg was born in New York City. She received the Special Jury Award at SXSW for her debut feature documentary Witches in Exile (2004). The Dog is her latest film.
Frank Keraudren studied film at NYU. He co-directed The Last Cigarette and Who Wants To Be President, and co-produced and edited Witches in Exile. The Dog is his latest film.
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