The Frieda and Roy Furman Gallery is located in the Walter Reade Theater at 165 West 65th Street, plaza level, between Broadway and Amsterdam. The gallery hosts receptions, exhibits and other events related to the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the New York Film Festival.
The Dog: Images of a Real Bad Boy
August 6 - 14
Photographs by Marcia Resnick, in conjunction with the theatrical release of Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren's documentary The Dog.
Starting on Wednesday, August 6, The Furman Gallery at the Walter Reade Theater will exhibit photos taken by Marcia Resnick of John Wojtowicz, the inspiration for Al Pacino's character in Dog Day Afternoon, and subject of new release The Dog. The photos are at his most candid, taken in the 1970's. The Dog opens August 8 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
In August, 1972, Wojtowicz attempted to rob a Brooklyn bank to finance his lover’s sex-reassignment surgery. The attempted heist resulted in a fourteen-hour hostage situation that was broadcast on TV. Three years later, Pacino portrayed his character instigating the unforgettable crime on the big screen.