Oct. 22 | Indie Lens Pop-Up: Stray Dog

Oct 8, 2015

Thu., Oct. 22 at 7 pm | Preview the film and join the conversation on issues faced by veterans today.  | RESERVE SEATS HERE

Indie Lens Pop-Up, presented by the Independent Television Service (ITVS), Independent Lens, and WKAR and Project 60/50 at Michigan State, is excited to offer an advance screening of Stray Dog, a film by Debra Granik.

The film follows Ron Hall, a burly and bearded biker known as “Stray Dog," as he caravans on his Harley with fellow vets to pay tribute to their fallen brothers at the Vietnam Memorial. The evening begins with a screening of an excerpt from the film and continues with conversation as guest panelists share their personal experiences and reactions to the film.

The panelists are David L. Dunckel, former CSM and Roush Enterprises Veterans Initiatives Program manager; Bill Murphy, former marine, Vietnam veteran and author; and Jim Dunn, lawyer, Vietnam veteran and Deputy Director of Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.

Free with Reservation

This event is free, but registration is required. | RESERVE SEATS HERE


WKAR Indie Lens Pop-Up will take place in the Communication Arts & Sciences Media Auditorium (Room 145), 404 Wilson Road on the campus of Michigan State University. Parking is free (after 6 pm) in the Trowbridge Road parking ramp, near the South, Main Lobby. 

More About 'Stray Dog'

A burly and bearded biker, Ron "Stray Dog" Hall lives in southern Missouri where he owns and operates the At Ease RV Park. A Vietnam veteran, Stray Dog is forever wrestling with the brutal legacy of the war on his soul, a constant struggle of conscience, remorse, and forgiveness. The film follows Stray Dog as he caravans on his Harley with his fellow vets to pay tribute to their fallen brothers at the Vietnam Memorial. Back home, he forges a new life of domesticity with his Mexican wife Alicia and her two sons, who are also struggling to find their place in the ever-changing hardscrabble heartland of America.

On the Air

Stray Dog airs on Monday, November 9, 2015 at 10 pm on WKAR and PBS.