Saturday, May 18 | 8 pm
Sunday, May 19 | 5:30 pm
The gripping new film from the acclaimed director of Gomorrah, Dogman follows mild-mannered Marcello (Cannes Best Actor winner, Marcello Fonte) who spends his days running a small dog grooming business and caring for his daughter Alida in a small Italian seaside town. His quiet routine is disrupted by constant demands from local bully Simoncino, an ex-boxer who terrorizes the neighborhood and attempts to coerce Marcello into participating in his criminal schemes. When Simoncino’s abuse finally brings Marcello to a breaking point, he decides to stand up for his own dignity through a shocking act of vengeance. Photographed in gorgeous, richly detailed widescreen compositions that transmit a powerful sense of place, Dogman brilliantly combines a delicate, neorealist-inspired character study with a propulsive, edge-of-your-seat crime thriller.
Director Matteo Garrone | 2018 | In Italian with English subtitles | 102 minutes | NR (the film contains violence; viewer discretion is advised)