White Dog

Dir. Samuel Fuller (1982). Filmed in headlines, framed as allegory, Sam Fuller’s last great movie combines hard-boiled sentimentality and hysterical violence, sometimes in the same take. White Dog “naturalizes” racism in a striking, unnatural way. While the movie’s white characters are invariably amazed by the whole idea of a “white dog,” the black characters treat its existence as a brute fact of life.
Sat., March 19, midnight; Sun., March 20, midnight, 2011

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