The September 2012 class project Stray Dog is having its New York theatrical premiere at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, July 3rd through 9th. See poster below for details. See you there!
Stray Dog, directed by Debra Granik (Winter's Bone), follows Ron "Stray Dog" Hall, a working class man from Southern Missouri. Stray Dog is a guide for delving into the subcultures and identities that comprise his daily life. These pieces in turn shape how he relates to being a part of larger American society. He came of age as a solider in the Vietnam War, an experience that marked him for life, and which he and his peers are forced to confront as a core part of their identity. His observations, decisions and uncertainties reflect his place in American history. Each year, Stray Dog rides in the Run For the Wall, a cross-country motorcycle odyssey to the Vietnam Memorial. This pilgrimage reunites him with other vets who share a profound common bond that is among the most important in their lives. A self-described backwoods hermit, Stray Dog then finds himself embroiled in a complex love affair that takes him across the border to Mexico. He entangles himself in life with a new family and ends up bringing them home to the RV park. Together, these elements build a portrait of an everyday American trying to make sense of his world.