Hull Independent Cinema presents: Winer-Dog (15) (Dir: Todd Solondz)
7pm, 26 September 2016, Hull Truck Theatre, Ferensway, Hull.
Wiener-Dog | 2016 | USA | 15 | 90m
Hull Truck Theatre is open all day, so head along early to enjoy a drink or some food from their cafe-bar. Doors to the screening room usually open around ten minutes before the performance starts at 7:00PM.
Wiener-Dog tells several stories featuring people who find their life inspired or changed by one particular dachshund, who seems to be spreading a certain kind of comfort and joy. Man’s best friend starts out teaching a young boy some contorted life lessons before being taken in by a compassionate vet tech named Dawn Wiener. Dawn reunites with someone from her past and sets off on a road trip picking up some depressed mariachis along the way. Wiener-Dog then encounters a floundering film professor, as well as an embittered elderly woman and her needy granddaughter—all longing for something more. Wiener-Dog is vintage Todd Solondz, brimming with brilliantly caustic and truthful observations about the human condition. He has a unique ability to find humour in the darkest of subject matter, allowing an empathetic light to shine on it.
“Wiener-Dog is a balmy, addicting stroll through Todd Solondz’s not-so-delirious vision of America that charms just as much as it haunts.” Michael Roffman,Consequence of Sound
Advance tickets available only from Hull Truck Theatre’s box office in person, over the phone (01482 323638), or online from the Box Office website.