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Stray Dog

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Exclusive Area Premiere October 23–25

Director Debra Granik in Person!

Filmmaker Q+A will take place at 7:00 shows on Friday 10/23 and Saturday 10/24.

(2014) dir Debra Granik w/Ron “Stray Dog” Hall [98 min; DCP]
Cambridge-born Debra Granik is best known as the director of Winter’s Bone, the breakout film for star Jennifer Lawrence. In her newest film, STRAY DOG, Granik crafts a sensitive, observational documentary about Ron “Stray Dog” Hall, a motorcycle-riding Vietnam vet with a heart as big as the open road. With his newly wed Mexican wife, Anita, by his side, Stray Dog is doing his best to live his life as openly and positively as he can manage. He also does his best to spread his positivity – by counseling other veterans, by riding in unofficial biker honor guards, by being a fair and lenient landlord at the RV park he runs, and by welcoming Anita’s twin sons to live with them when they arrive from Mexico. STRAY DOG is a moving and graceful portrait of a man, a place (rural Missouri), a time, and, in a major way, our country.

“A beautiful film of lives patiently observed… A stirring, surprising, empathic portrait.” – Alan Scherstuhl, The Village Voice

NYT Critics Pick NYT Critics’ Pick “Perhaps its greatest virtue lies in its powerful, implicit challenge to the lazy habit of looking at American life through polarized red- and blue-tinted lenses.” – A. O. Scott, The New York Times

“Stray Dog is often powerfully moving, due to Granik’s intimate access to Hall and his family, and the overwhelming and openly expressed feelings on display.” – Tasha Robinson, The Dissolve

More Reviews

ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL – 2015 Grand Jury Prize for Documentary Feature

STRAY DOG: Official Site | Facebook | Twitter


Boston Globe: “A ‘Stray Dog’ after a ‘Bone’: Debra Granik on her new film”
Vulture: “Debra Granik on Directing Jennifer Lawrence in Winter’s Bone and Her New Documentary Stray Dog

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*Director Debra Granik in person for Q+A.
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