Don't know if this link will continue to work, but this is an extremely sad story in the form of a full-length documentary about a psychopathic murderer who was allowed to stay free because of flawed Canadian bail laws.

As a head's up, it is a very tough thing to watch. You will be angry and very sad by the end of it all, but it is worth watching.


insomniasexx:

    As a head's up, it is a very tough thing to watch. You will be angry and very sad by the end of it all, but it is worth watching.

This is the understatement of the year. I probably cried harder and had a wider range or emotions watching this film than any other. Absolutely outstanding film. But be prepared to be pummeled.

I watched Tarnation and Dear Zachary in the same weekend. Tarnation is another exceptional film but a total brainfuck of a watch. I would highly recommend both but give them about 2-3 months in between. :)

Tarnation description:

    Part documentary, part narrative fiction, part home movie, and part acid trip. A psychedelic whirlwind of snapshots, Super-8 home movies, old answering machine messages, video diaries, early short films, snippets of '80s pop culture, and dramatic reenactments to create an epic portrait of an American family travesty. The story begins in 2003 when Jonathan learns that his schizophrenic mother, Renee, has overdosed on her lithium medication. He is catapulted back into his real and horrifying family legacy of rape, abandonment, promiscuity, drug addiction, child abuse, and psychosis. As he grows up on camera, he finds the escapist balm of musical theater and B horror flicks and reconnects to life through a queer chosen family. Then a look into the future shows Jonathan as he confronts the symbiotic and almost unbearable love he shares with his beautiful and tragically damaged mother.

posted by Meriadoc: 1626 days ago