Director: de la PenaReview
from the director of the recent documentary “unconstitutional: the war on our civil liberties.” this film follows in the investigative tradition of “thin blue line” and is among films like “stevie” and “capturing the friedmans” which look specifically at alleged molestation cases. it presents a less balanced look at the case than capturing the friedmans, but then again that film presented balance more as a storytelling device than in the spirit of fairness. as is true with deadline, this film captures some truly poignant moments and generally lets them be. in the case of this film we see the father, who is accused to molesting his young son, watching video of his son, many years after the alleged incident, talking about how he hates his father because of what he believes the father did. it’s a pretty tough part of the film. watch the “follow-up” segment of the dvd to see the semi-happy ending, you’ll be glad you did. there are a couple artistic decisions that detracted from the film, and it’s less important than a film like deadline so it gets a .