“DOG DAY AFTERNOON is, in the whole as well as the parts, filmmaking at its best.” - Variety
“Beautifully acted.” - Vincent Canby, New York Times
Thursday, April 6 at 8:30pm | On a sweaty, August afternoon, inexperienced criminal Sonny (Al Pacino) and his accomplice Sal (John Cazale) attempt to rob a bank in Brooklyn. Things go wrong from the start, and the hapless crooks find themselves in an increasingly intense pressure cooker as they take hostages while the media and FBI descend on the scene. Pacino delivers an electric performance as a queer man motivated by love, and Cazele is brilliantly understated as Sonny’s quietly anxious but loyal brother in crime. Sidney Lumet delivers a relentless chronicle of desperation, expertly navigating between the chaos of an active crime scene and the pain of an intimate phone conversation between Sonny and his lover, Leon. Humidity and doom seep through the screen in one of the most powerful films of the 1970s.
Awards & Nominations
Winner - Best Original Screenplay, Academy Awards
Nominee - Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Chris Sarandon), Best Director, Best Editing, Academy Awards
Winner - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards
All In A Day's Work: There isn’t much we can collectively count on, but we do know that tonight the sun will set, tomorrow it will rise, and no matter how you slice it, there are twenty four hours in a day. In All in a Day’s Work, a soul is altered from one minute to the next, life hinges on the ticking of the clock, and the passage of time takes on an entirely new significance for the audience. Set your watches, and have a nice day. View full series here.
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