United States 2017, 87 min, English, Hebrew subtitles
Collier Landry was only 12 when he gave the testimony that convicted his father of murdering his mother. 26 years later, Academy-Award-winning director Barbara Kopple follows Collier as he revisits the crime scene—Mansfield, Ohio—to try and understand what happened that day in the mansion. Why would a respected doctor suddenly murder his beautiful wife?
In the footage from the trial, young Collier appears incredibly eloquent and self-possessed. But as an adult Hollywood filmmaker who’d left his hometown far behind, he opens up and parses the trauma into emotionally intense recollections. After a series of meetings with key figures from his past, he feels ready to meet with his father, who is serving a life sentence for a murder he never confessed to. The result of the reunion is very unexpected.
Previous Festivals:DOC NYC, IDFA
Production: Barbara Kopple, David Cassidy, Ray Nowosielski
Production Company: Cabin Creek Films
Editing: Rob Kuhns
Cinematography: Gary Griffin
Barbara Kopple is a two-time Academy Award winning Director and Producer. Her films HARLAN COUNTY and AMERICAN DREAM both won the Academy Award for best Documentary Feature. Other films include: A MURDER IN MANSFIELD, THIS IS EVERYTHING: GIGI GORGEOUS, MISS SHARON JONES!, SHUT UP AND SING, and many others.