SFDocFest: RED DOG
First show: May 31
Award-winning country songwriter Luke Dick spent his toddler years living in a strip club. During the 1970s oil boom, The Red Dog was the rowdiest and most popular strip club in Oklahoma City. For five years it was the only home and family Luke and his mom had. She was a teenaged runaway and dope-addicted single mother, stripping with a fake I.D., and he grew up amidst the drugs, the danger, and the never-ending party.
Now 30 years later, Luke has a toddler and a newborn of his own. As he began asking his mom questions about his own childhood — and what she was thinking letting a toddler run around in that place — she turns out to be more hilariously forthcoming than he ever imagined.
Directors: Casey Pinkston, Luke Dick. USA, Costa Rica. 104 mins. 2019.