Stray Dog

Stray Dog Premiering at the Lincoln Center!

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.

Independent Spirit Awards

The 2015 Film Independent Spirit Award nominees were announced with multiple Edit Center connections.

Love is Strange is nominated for Best Feature, Best Screenplay, Best Male Lead, Best Supporting Male. It was edited by TEC teacher Affonso Gonçalves and alum Michael Taylor.

Only Lovers Left Alive, directed by Jim Jarmusch, is nominated for Best Screenplay and Best Female Lead. It was edited by TEC teacher Affonso Gonçalves.

Appropriate Behavior, directed by Desiree Akhavan, is nominated for Best First Screenplay. It was a July 2013 six-week class project.

Citizenfour is up for Best Documentary. TEC alum Christina Burchard served as additional editor.

Stray Dog, directed by Debra Granik (Winter's Bone), is nominated for Best Documentary. It was edited by TEC alum Victoria Stewart and was a six-week class project.



The New York Film Festival starts this week and two Edit Center class projects are showing!

Listen Up Philip, directed by Alex Ross Perry and starring Jason Schwartzman and Elisabeth Moss, was the narrative project in the November 2013 six-week class. Alum Betsy Kagen was the film's associate editor.

And Stray Dog, a documentary directed by Debra Granik (Winter's Bone), was a project in the September 2012 class. It was edited and co-produced by alum Victoria Stewart.