A dachshund is taken in by a veterinary technician named Dawn Wiener (Greta Gerwig), who soon sets off on a road trip. The lovable dog also encounters a young boy, a film professor, and a troubled grandmother and granddaughter. The character of Dawn Wiener first appeared in the 1995 coming-of-age film Welcome to the Dollhouse, which was also written and directed by Todd Solondz. Wiener-Dog made its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
"A hapless Dachshund witnesses the spectrum of human unhappiness in this sly, stimulating provocation from Todd Solondz." - Variety.
"Aptly described by Solondz as Au Hasard Balthazar meets Benji, there's no denying it bears his brand of humor and heartbreak in every scene." - The Film Stage.
"It's light but nihilistic, bleak but also incredibly beautiful." - The Young Folks.
90 mins., Rated R.
Five Nights in Maine -
A New York Film Critics Series Preview
Wednesday August, 3rd
Pre-Show at 7:00 pm, Feature at 7:30 pm
$15 General Admission, $10 Member Admission, No Comps or Passes Accepted
After his wife dies in a tragic car accident, Sherwin (David Oyelowo) is called to Maine by his estranged, terminally ill mother-in-law Lucinda (Academy Award-winner Dianne Wiest). Grappling with a lifetime of disagreements, Lucinda and Sherwin find themselves forced to cope with their failings and grief in a quiet journey of empathy, compassion and healing. Academy Award-nominee Rosie Perez and Teyonah Paris also star in this intimate directorial feature debut from filmmaker Maris Curran.
85 mins., Unrated
The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble
From the director of the Oscar (R)-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom and the critically acclaimed Best of Enemies, the new film The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble tells the extraordinary story of the renowned international musical collective created by legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma. The feature-length documentary follows this group of diverse instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, arrangers, visual artists and storytellers as they explore the power of music to preserve tradition, and shape lives.
"It resonates as a portrait of artists trying to figure out their own paths toward making valuable contributions to the world." - Slant Magazine.