Al Pacino is coming to Houston. The celebrated actor and star of films such as THE GODFATHER and SCENT OF A WOMAN will be appearing at Jones Hall on Monday, September 19 at 8 PM for an on-stage interview complimented by footage (some of it never before seen).
PACINO: ONE NIGHT ONLY will offer a rare glimpse into the creative process of one of our greatest living actors as he shares backstage tales from a lifetime in the world of theater and film. The event will end with a question-and-answer session with the audience. Ticket prices range from $45 to $155 and can be purchased online at www.spahouston.org or by phone at 713-227-4772.
To celebrate Pacino’s Houston appearance, the Alamo Drafthouse at West Oaks Mall will be screening a special 35mm print of DOG DAY AFTERNOON on Sunday, September 11 at 6:30 PM. Tickets are only $7.
DOG DAY AFTERNOON is a 1975 film directed by Sidney Lumet and written by Frank Pierson. The film stars Al Pacino as Sonny, a novice criminal who finds himself over his head when an attempt at to rob a bank escalates into a tense hostage situation. John Cazale, Pacino’s THE GODFATHER co-star, appears in DOG DAY AFTERNOON as Salvator Naturile, Sonny’s accomplice.
The film is based on an article from “Life” magazine titled “The Boys in the Bank.” Taking inspiration from the facts of the real-life story, DOG DAY AFTERNOON is a twisty, often witty example of great ‘70s filmmaking that celebrates the anti-establishment. Practically a love-letter to New York City, director Sidney Lumet beautifully captures the city’s thriving and vibrant social pulse.
A representative from the Society for the Performing Arts will be on hand to help introduce the film and give away two pairs of tickets to PACINO: ONE NIGHT ONLY. To win the tickets, you must be in attendance at the screening. So don’t delay — buy your tickets to this special 35mm screening of DOG DAY AFTERNOON and prepare to watch one of the greatest crime movies ever made.