It was 1975, and actors Al Pacino and Charles Durning joined up with director Sidney Lumet to tell the seriously twisted - but true - story of Dog Day Afternoon. Set on a hot, steaming summer day in New York City, the action starts with a botched bank heist. Instead of bags of money, Sonny (played by Pacino) finds he's got hostages on his hands and a police negotiator (Durning) barking at him. Things get really complicated when the local media goes live with the story, mistakenly making Sonny a symbolic little man against the corporate machine. Unfortunately, his motives aren't anywhere near as noble as that. Dog Day Afternoon won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and also snagged several other nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. 8:30 p.m. Domy Books, 1709 Westheimer. For information, call 713-523-3669 or visit www.domystore.com. Free.
Wed., Sept. 8, 8:30 p.m., 2010