The Dog

by Kilian Melloy

EDGE Staff Reporter

Friday August 8, 2014

On August 22, 1972, John Wojtowicz entered a Manhattan bank intending to rob the place to get money for his lover's sex change operation. The robbery didn't go off as planned. The story has become famous as the basis for the movie "Dog Day Afternoon." Now, documentary filmmakers Alison Berg and Frank Keraudren delve into the story behind, and beyond, events that inspired the Al Pacino feature. A surprising portrait of a complicated man emerges.

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Kilian Melloy serves as EDGE Media Network's Associate Arts Editor and Staff Contributor. His professional memberships include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and the Boston Theater Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards Committee.