DOGFIGHT (1991) – New Restoration!

USA | 1991 | 94 minutes | R


This August, We Really Like Her! co-hosts Emily and Danita invite you to have a one-night stand with Nancy Savoca’s unsung coming-of-age romance Dogfight (1991).

Taking place over the course of a fateful day in 1963, Dogfight follows Rose (Lili Taylor), a waitress with folk music dreams who gets asked on a last-minute date by a U.S. marine (River Phoenix as Eddie). Little does she know she’s about to be a guest of honour at a pathetic party designed to give a cash prize to the guy with the “ugliest date.”

Although it kicks off with a cruel prank, this bittersweet slice of mid-century American life quickly turns into a love story as the mismatched duo ditch the “dogfight” and actually get to know each other. It helps that Taylor and Phoenix share an effortless chemistry, which is further enhanced by the film’s nostalgic soundtrack (cue Joan Baez’s “Silver Dagger”) and Savoca’s soft, sweet direction. 

Whether you’re a longtime fan of the two leads or simply need an escape from the August humidity, we promise that Dogfight will be the breath of fresh air you need to get through the dog days of summer. (EMILY GAGNE & DANITA STEINBERG) 

Director: Nancy Savoca
Cast: River Phoenix, Lili Taylor


Doors Open 30 Minutes Before Showtime.


General Admission: $17

Loyalty Members, Students & Seniors: $14

Junior Individual/Family Members: $14

Full Individual/Family Members: FREE

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Thu Aug 15 – 6:45 pm