The Sheffield Doc/Fest runs from June 7th-12th and includes a wide range of documentaries of all types. That includes its Queer Screen strand, which features seven LGBT-themed docs ranging from The Case Against 8, about the battle over California’s Gay Marriage ban, to the more self-explanatory Peter De Rome Grandfather of Gay Porn.
There’s also the UK premiere of the intriguing sounding The Dog, which is about the true story behind Dog Day Afternoon. The film paints a fascinating picture of John Wojtowicz (the inspiration for Al Pacino’s character in the 1975 film), who talks very frankly and with a lot of humour about the burgeoning gay scene in 1970s New York and the events that led to him robbing a bank in an attempt to pay for his partner’s sex change.
The Dog premieres at Sheffield Doc/Fest on 8th June and then screens at the BFI in London on the 9th. Both screenings will include a Q&A with the directors of the film, Frank Keraudren and Allison Berg, who spent 10 years following Wojtowicz to make the film. You can watch the film’s trailer below.
Other films in the Sheffield Doc/Fest Queer Strand include What Is Left?, Born To Fly, Regarding Susan Sontag and Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual Love Story. Find out more over at the Sheffield Doc/Fest site.