The Wonder of Heroes
Our start of summer entry in the "Movies that Reawaken Wonder" series features the blistering NYC classic with Q&A by Lou Lumenick, former chief film critic at New York Post.
Dog Day Afternoon is an American crime drama based on a true 1972 story, a unique bank robbery on a hot summer afternoon in New York City. Shortly before closing time, scheming loser Sonny (Al Pacino) and his slow-witted buddy, Sal (John Cazale), burst into a Brooklyn bank for what should be a run-of-the-mill robbery, but everything goes wrong, beginning with the fact that there is almost no money in the bank. The situation swiftly escalates, as Sonny and Sal take hostages; cops, media and a large crowd gathers to watch and surround the bank. Directed by Sidney Lumet. Written by Frank Pierson. 1975. 2 hours 30 minutes. Screened in DCP in English.
"Movies at the Palace" take place at the stunning United Palace, formerly the Loew's 175th Street Theatre that first opened as a deluxe movie theatre and vaudeville house in 1930. We honor that past while reinventing the movie-going experience by pairing classic titles with pre-show entertainment and expert Q&A’s. The year-long series of “Movies that Reawaken Wonder” celebrates both the Palace’s past as a Wonder Theatre and recent cinematic rebirth, including Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2016 donation of a DCP projector. Learn more here.