Free Screening: Dog Day Afternoon


Free Screening: Dog Day Afternoon

Includes a conversation with Academy Award-nominated writer/director/producer Tamara Jenkins and actress Kathryn Hahn of Private Life

Please note the 7:00 pm start time for this event.

Directed by Sidney Lumet and written by Frank Pierson, Dog Day Afternoon is an inspiration to director Tamara Jenkins. The 1975 classic is the crest of Al Pacino’s ’70s streak of indelible performances in films such as The Panic in Needle Park, The Godfather, Serpico, Scarecrow and The Godfather: Part II; an unparalleled run that brought Pacino a Best Actor Oscar nomination every year from 1972 to 1975. He received his 1975 Best Actor nod for his Dog Day role as Sonny, a hapless, would-be bank robber whose attempt to score money for his family – families, actually – turns into a media circus.

Family and its gravitational pull on the soul is crucial to Jenkins’ work as a writer/director. This theme is evident in her writing/directing debut, 1998’s Slums of Beverly Hills, through to her newest feature Private Life, now on Netflix. Jenkins and Private Life star Kathryn Hahn will discuss their work together and the impact of Dog Day Afternoon on the director’s movies.

1975, 130 min, color, DCP | Written by Frank Pierson; directed by Sidney Lumet; with Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning, James Broderick, Penelope Allen, Sully Boyar, Chris Sarandon

Ticketing/Parking Information

Update, 11/8: This event is now open to the general public.

Film Independent Members can reserve screening tickets starting at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, November 6. | Screening tickets are free; limit two per Membership. | Proof of Member status is required to reserve tickets during advance reservation period.

Parking available in theater garage; first 90 minutes free. $2.00 for the first two hours, $1.50 every half hour thereafter, up to a maximum of $20.00.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets may be picked up on the day of the event, as early as 5:30 pm – look for Film Independent signage. Tickets are for general, unreserved theater seating. Ticketed guests must be in their seat(s) 15 minutes prior to the advertised start time or seat(s) may be released. Reservations do not guarantee entry, even with a ticket in hand. Entry/seating will be handled on a first come, first served basis. Tickets are nontransferable and can only be picked up by the individual who reserved them.

Event details and guest participation are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.