Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Capturing the Friedmans (2003)

An American documentary directed by Andrew Jarecki.
The story of a father and son accused of sexually abusing young boys is told. They were hosting computer classes at their house in the 1980s when the father was caught mailing a child pornography magazine.
This was certainly good enough to watch twice. The interviews were all excellent and there was home movie footage from the accused family. The plot was a little inconclusive because the audience is never told for sure whether the two main characters were actually guilty. The video was extremely varied in style and quality because of the multiple sources of footage. It was, however, all edited and handled very well. The audio was very good. I could hear everything and there were no annoying sounds. Overall, the subject matter may not be for everyone, but it is a very well made film that tells a compelling story. I rate this good. Watch it!

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