Director: de LestradeReview
academy award winning documentary. same director who did the 6.5 hour staircase documentary. shows both in content and style. this isn’t as compelling a film, but it’s another courtroom/crime documentary that brings together several threads. it’s about a black kid who is accused of killing a white woman for her purse. he supposedly shoots the woman within a couple feet of his husband and then steals her purse. he then confesses to the local cops (i should note that this takes place in florida so it has some trayvon martin elements to it) and he’s on trial for his life. i won’t tell you how it turns out, but suffice it to say there is plenty of intrigue and drama. the defense attorney is a real character, as well. i could watch these rashomon documentaries all day.