Sonny, played by Al Pacino, needs money to pay for his boyfriend’s sex-change operation and decides to rob a bank to get it. Things go wrong and he’s soon bogged down in a long, drawn-out hostage situation. Sidney Lumet directed this gritty, darkly humorous drama set in Brooklyn on the hottest day of the year. (1975) 125 Min. (Warner Bros.)
The lawn opens at 5pm and the film begins at sunset. Bring your blankets and a tasty picnic dinner or order something from ‘wichcraft and pick it up at one of the park kiosks when your tummy starts rumbling. Check out the full schedule of the 2009 HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival on our website.