Dog Bites Man follows the story of an artistic city couple trapped in their friend Blanca Dubois’s gentrified farmhouse during an unprovoked (or perhaps only imaginary war) instigated, possibly, by residents of a nearby village.
The couple’s relationship comes to a head as they spend the endless night together attempting to stifle their personal quarrels with the need to fight a greater enemy outside. Why would the neighbors declare war on them, if indeed they have? By the end of the film, both painter and poet find solace in each other as they attempt to escape their smoke-filled house. Whatever the outcome, the new American Civil War is all-encompassing, for, in the end, all are wounded. Our heroes may be able to run, but there is no deliverance from the prejudice that runs rampant in America.
Director : Frederick Kirwin