• Stray Dog
  • Stray Dog
  • Stray Dog
  • Stray Dog
  • Stray Dog
  • Stray Dog

Stray Dog

by Debra Granik International Documentary Film / Competition

Harley-Davidson, leather, huge tattooed biceps: At first glance, Ron “Stray Dog” Hall appears to be a bit of a tough guy, but behind the rugged biker exterior is a sensitive Vietnam veteran still suffering the traumatic experiences of war. Situated in the middle of Missouri’s no man’s land, Ron has lived on his own in a small trailer park for the past seven years. He now wants to begin a new life with his wife Alicia, who recently emigrated from Mexico, and her sons. An ‘American Dream’ comes true – but what dreams are to be had in this poverty-stricken corner of the US? STRAY DOG is the portrait of a charismatic outsider and an analysis of America’s burning social problems: The trauma of war, poverty and immigration. Director Debra Granik met her protagonist while shooting her award-winning debut work WINTER’S BONE. STRAY DOG remains in the same setting, but ventures into the field of non-fiction. The result is a film in the best American Direct Cinema tradition.


  • Genre: DOC: Portrait
  • Country, Year: USA, 2014
  • Runtime: 105 Min
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, German
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  • Director: Debra Granik
  • Cast: Ronnie Hall, Alicia Soriano Hall, Felipe Angel Padilla Soriano, Felipe de Jesús Padilla Soriano
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  • Screenplay: Debra Granik
  • Cinematography: Eric Phillips-Horst, Deborah Bonello, Alba Mora Roca
  • Editor: Victoria Stewart
  • Sound: Derek Haff, David Fleming, Pablo Diez Casajuana
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  • Producers: Anne Rosellini, Victoria Stewart, Jonathan Scheuer
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  • Production Company: Still Rolling Productions
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