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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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We teamed up with @Variety to host FILM TO TABLE— where New York chefs April Bloomfield, Shane Lyons and Edi Frauneder created dishes inspired by iconic food scenes from #Tribeca2017. As we dined, Tribeca filmmakers Anna Chai and Nari Kye, Food Network’s Alex Guarnaschelli, Variety’s Gordon Cox and more, discussed how film & food converge to create our fav moments in cinematic storytelling.
The viewers have spoken! These movies impressed our audiences the most. Our #Tribeca2017 Audience Award winners have been announced. Check the link in our bio to find out what they are and how YOU can see them this weekend. 👏👏
The boys are back in town. Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, and Tim Roth reunited at #Tribeca2017 tonight for a 25th anniversary reunion screening of RESERVOIR DOGS. Audiences at the Beacon Theatre watched Tarantino's explosive debut on the director's own personal 35mm print and were then treated to a special panel with the filmmakers, in which they reminisced about the auspicious shoot. Tarantino recounted that after one rehearsal, he looked at his cast and thought, "Anything else I bring to it is frosting. The cake is right here: it's these guys." (Photos by @Phil.Yoon for @StreetDreamsMag)
Check out some stunning images from the opening night of our first-ever @TribecaGames Festival, featuring an electrifying concert from Mura Masa. (Photos by @black_soap for @StreetDreamsMag)
Michael and Kay, Al and Diane, on the set of THE GODFATHER (1972) and THE GODFATHER PART II (1974)

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