Brooklyn in Film: Dog Day Afternoon

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April 02, 2014


Brooklyn Public Library, central branch

Prospect Heights

Tween, Teen, Adult


Event description: Based on a real 1972 bank robbery at a Chase Bank in Gravesend, this drama chronicles a heist gone terribly wrong. Sonny (Al Pacino) and his slow-witted buddy, Sal (John Cazale) botch the robbery, which Sonny stages in order to pay for his lover's gender reassignment surgery. Sonny and Sal take hostages; cops swarm the streets; a large Sonny-sympathetic crowd gathers to watch and the media arrive to complete the circus. Curated and hosted by Glenn Kenny.

Address: 10 Grand Army Plaza
Prospect Heights, NY 11238
Phone: 718-230-2100