Stray Dog

V'14

Stray Dog

Debra Granik
USA, 2014
Documentaries, 105min, OF

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Stray Dog

Debra Granik
USA, 2014
Documentaries, 105min, OF

Cast: 
Ron «Stray Dog» Hall
Alicia Soriano Hall
Felipe Angele Padilla Soriano
Felipe de Jesús Padilla Soriano
Sound: 
Derek Haff
David Fleming
Camera: 
Eric Phillips-Horst
Editor: 
Victoria Stewart
Composer: 
Don Killion
Blackberry Winter
Production: 
Still Rolling Productions
World Sales: 
Marc Simon
Format: 
DCP
Color

Ron “Stray Dog” hall lives in Southern Missouri where he owns and operates the At Ease Rv Park. After seven years of living with four small dogs as his only companions, he is adjusting to life with his wife, Alicia, who is newly arrived from Mexico. Anchored by his small dogs and big bikes, Stray Dog seeks to strike a balance between his commitment to his family, neighbors, biker brotherhood, and fellow veterans. As part of the legacy of fighting in the Vietnam War, he wrestles with the everlasting puzzle of conscience, remorse, and forgiveness. “Sympathetic without being sentimental or condescending, STRAY DOG is an enormously touching, understated look at an aging Vietnam veteran still wrestling with the invisible scars of a war that took place some 40 years ago. This documentary, the first from WINTER’S BONE filmmaker Debra Granik, utilizes an observational, unobtrusive style that reaps major rewards, offering a casual glimpse into a series of lives on the margins of American society, touching on family, faith, love and survival with an effortless grace.” (Tom Grierson)

In the presence of Debra Granik (Director), Tory Stewart (Producer) and Jonathan Scheuer (Executive Producer).