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Dog Day Afternoon

What would you do for the person you love? Would you give them something you don't want them to have? Would you rob a bank for them? Would you kill for them?​

"Dog Day Afternoon" is about the bank robbery, but it is wrapped up in the Gay Liberation movement that was kicked off just a few years earlier with the Stonewall Riots. It folded in an increased public consciousness about the rights of people in the prison reform system. It blended instant celebrity provided by news media coverage. This movie is a stew of influences and ends up being a mirror we hold up to ourselves. We may not like what we see. And the truth provides a clearer reflection than dramatization can provide. If you're ready, let's get started.

 

Sources used for this episode include:

  1. Why ‘Dog Day Afternoon’ Should Be Remembered as a (Great) Queer Film - Indie Wire

  2. How LGBT activism led to NYC’s most notorious bank robbery: The real story behind ‘Dog Day Afternoon’ - Andrew Bergman of Village Preservation

  3. 13 Fascinating Facts About Dog Day Afternoon - Mental Floss

  4. Lumet’s ‘Dog Day Afternoon’ exposes the freak show of ’70s queers - Out and About Nashville

  5. Ernest Aron Became Elizabeth Eden : AIDS Kills Woman Behind ‘Dog Day’ - Los Angeles Times

  6. Real Dog Day Hero Tells His Story by John Wojtowicz - Jump Cut

  7. The Boys - Life Magazine

  8. The Prisoners' Rights Movement of the 1960s by Lorena O'Neil - Ozy

  9. The Third Memory - Peter Huyghe - The Guggenheim Museum

  10. ART REVIEW; Films That Keep Asking, Is It Fact or Fiction? - The New York Times

  11. The Dog - Tubi.com

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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