Dog Day Afternoon


(Sidney Lumet, 1975).
Based on a real incident that occurred in 1972, this hilarious, often moving portrait of an incompetent unlikely gay bank robber who needs money to finance a sex-change operation for his lover scores on character detail and nuance. Al Pacino does a brilliantly feral turn in the lead role.

Mon., July 6, 5 p.m., 2009

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