Stray Dog

Nominee
Best Documentary
Spirit Awards
Novelistic in its depth and breathtaking in its humanity.

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Stray Dog

Harley-Davidson, leather, tattooed biceps: Ron "Stray Dog" Hall looks like an authentic tough guy. A Vietnam veteran, he runs a trailer park in rural Missouri with his wife, Alicia, who recently immigrated from Mexico. Gradually, a layered image comes into focus of a man struggling to come to terms with his combat experience. When Alicia's teenage sons arrive, the film reveals a tender portrait of an America outside the mainstream. STRAY DOG is a powerful look at the veteran experience, a surprising love story, and a fresh exploration of what it takes to survive in the hardscrabble heartland.
Genre
Documentary
Runtime
100
Language
English
Director
Debra Granik
Awards:
Nominee, Best Documentary, Spirit Awards
FEATURED REVIEW
Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

St. Louis has long called itself the "Gateway to the West," but that town and its surrounding Ozarks might more accurately be the Mustache of the South, a much larger thing's mostly presentable upper tip that nonetheless always has a few crumbs in it. As a nation, we've railed at that mustache a lot ...

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