The Modern School of Film’s founder, Robert Milazzo, leads an in-depth, active deconstruction and group-discussion.
This series was created with the cinephile in mind, to delve deeper in the art and craft of film. The active deconstruction format will allow for the instructor to stop the film at points and lead in depth discussions about the techniques being used in the film, as you watch it. Explore the depth and breadth of film as an art form and see films you love in a new way!
Dog Day Afternoon
1975, Based on a true 1972 story, Sidney Lumet’s 1975 drama chronicles a unique bank robbery on a hot summer afternoon in New York City. Shortly before closing time, scheming loser Sonny and his slow-witted buddy, Sal, 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; enough cops to police the tristate area surround the bank; a large Sonny-sympathetic crowd gathers to watch; the media arrive to complete the circus; and police captain Moretti tries to negotiate with Sonny while keeping the volatile spectacle under control. When Sonny’s lover, Leon, tries to talk Sonny out of the bank, we learn the robbery’s motive: to finance Leon’s sex-change operation. Sonny demands a plane to escape, but the end is near once menacingly cool FBI agent Sheldon arrives to take over the negotiations.
Gather at Pharmacy before the screening for a cold beverage and pre-show discussion! There’s a table on reserve at 5 pm and beers are chillin! Rob Millazzo will be there to get the informal discussions kicked off before moving it to The Cary.