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This Weekend's Indies: 'The Dog' & 'About Alex'

Opening this weekend: a documentary about the real man who inspired 'Dog Day Afternoon' and an ensemble dramedy from TFF 2014.

The Dog: Meet John Wojtowicz, the man who inspired Sidney Lumet's 1974 masterpiece Dog Day Afternoon. While the film itself still resonates with us 45 years later, it's time to get to know the man who tried to rob Chase Manhattan in order to pay for his lover's sex reassignment surgery. The Dog captures the motives behind and reactions to the botched bank robbery Wojtowicz tried to accomplish. The incredibly unique and enthralling story offers us a portrait of a man perhaps too overcome by love, as well as a glimpse into New York's past gay culture and life that exploded in the 70s. 

About Alex: Jesse Zwick's debut film About Alex premiered at TFF 2014, and offered us an honest look into how adult friendships can change and warp over time. The film follows a group of college buddies who reunite after one of their friends, Alex (Jason Ritter), attempts to commit suicide. The all-star cast plays out the intricacies of friendship beautifully and includes: Aubrey Plaza, Max Greenfield, Jane Levy, and Max Minghella. As old romances reignite (and regrets are confronted), it becomes clear that this group of friends is not as close as they used to be. 

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“You dance love, and you dance joy, and you dance dreams. And I know if I can make you smile by jumping over a couple of couches or running through a rainstorm, then I'll be very glad to be a song and dance man.” Throughout his long, golden career both in front of and behind the camera, the late Gene Kelly indelibly and incomparably altered the art of dance on film. On his 105th birthday, here is the astonishing master in motion. ❤️ #bornonthisday
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