One hundred twenty-four features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 88th Academy Awards®. The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are: “Above and Beyond” “All Things Must Pass” “Amy” “The Armor of Light” “Ballet 422” “Batkid Begins” “Becoming Bulletproof” “Being Evel” “Beltracchi – The Art of Forgery” “Best of Enemies” “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution” “Bolshoi Babylon” “Brand: A Second Coming” “A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez […]
Stray Dog (2015)
NAME OF FILM: STRAY DOG (2015)
DIRECTOR(S): Debra Granik
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: Ron “Stray Dog” Hall is a biker and a Vietnam vet who operates an RV Park in Southern Missouri and annually join thousands of bikers on a cross-country ride to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC. While wrestling with the legacy of the Vietnam War experience, he also witnesses the American experience through the eyes of his newly immigrated Mexican wife and her two sons. This multi-layered documentary is a powerful look at the veteran experience, a surprising love story, and a fresh exploration of survival in the American heartland.
The 39th annual Atlanta Film Festival taking place March 20-29, 2015, announced the competitive lineups in the narrative and documentary feature categories.