GREG PROOPS FILM CLUB: Dog Day Afternoon

In addition to being one of the mind-warpingly quick-draw improv comics on earth, Greg Proops is now the host The Greg Proops Film Club: a lugubrious, salacious, verbacious monthly podcast! First up, Greg records his latest episode live on the Cinefamily stage, and then it’s time for one of Al Pacino’s greatest screen performances. Greg sez: “Pacino is a gay bank robber, who knocks over a bank to pay for a sex change for his lover. The robbery goes awry and turns into a cynical media event. This is wild Seventies filmmaking at its best. Gripping and real, Pacino is on fire as the sensitive and complicated Sonny — and John Cazale plays the unforgettably, sullen, laconic Sal. Sidney Lumet is one of the great directors of the era (Network, Serpico, The Verdict), and has the conscience to make this unlikely heist movie into a running discussion of authority, sexual identity and civil rights. Pacino once strode the earth as a protean force; come and dig him in his jungle element.” Proops will deconstruct, reanimate and regale this fine classic, plus tackle 467 ancilliary tangents in an expert flick of the verbal wrist. Be there!
Dir. Sidney Lumet, 1975, 35mm, 125 min.

Q: Does Greg talk over the movies, like the Doug Benson Movie Interruption?
A: No. It is a recording of his podcast, followed by a screening of the film.

Watch the trailer for “Dog Day Afternoon”!