A BOY AND HIS DOG

USA, 1975 (MIFF 2017, Sci-Fi)

Director: L.Q. Jones

Credited by George Miller as a key influence behind Mad Max 2’s post-apocalyptic vision, the Hugo Award-winning A Boy and His Dog, starring a very young Don Johnson, translates Harlan Ellison’s acclaimed novella to the big screen.

Set in 2024, in the aftermath of World War IV, a young man named Vic travels the wasteland with his telepathic dog named Blood. Their scavenging for both food and women eventually leads them to a subterranean city, where Vic initially thinks he’s found everything he has ever dreamed of, but Blood did warn Vic to be careful what he wished for…

Based on the Nebula Award-winning novella by legendary author Harlan Ellison, A Boy and His Dog was a controversial, commercial flop during its 1975 release, but has gained a cult following over the years due in equal parts to its strangeness and its outrageous, often offensive shock value. Featuring Don Johnson (who won the Best Actor award at the 1976 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films) and Jason Robards, it’s one of only two features directed by LQ Jones, best known for his work as an actor in the films of Sam Peckinpah, as well as in A Prairie Home Companion (MIFF 2006).

'A compelling classic of cult cinema ... darkly funny and visually exciting.' – Film School Rejects

Contains material that may offend.


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