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Capturing The Friedmans

PostPosted by shagsack » Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:09 pm

Has anyone else on here seen what must be one of the best documentaries ever made? It's a riveting film about the disintegration of the Friedman family. In the 1980's, their father, Arnold, was arrested and convicted on child porn charges, along with his son Jesse. The very odd thing was that the family made countless hours of home video, so you see the total breakdown of the family before your eyes. Featuring interviews with most of the family, the police and other witnesses, you begin to question the validity of some of the evidence. This is one of those rare films that sticks in your mind long after it has finished. Absolutely unmissable.
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Re: Capturing The Friedmans

PostPosted by Baudelaire » Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:59 am

Yes, I saw it a few years ago.

Some very weird individuals!

Did it end with the son having to go to jail?
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Re: Capturing The Friedmans

PostPosted by HE Bates » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:30 am

I recall reading about the film, but haven't seen it.

I shall keep a lookout for it. In fact, I'm soon moving to a rather bourgeois part of town. It has its advantages, most importantly two excellent video rental stores within walking distance...

I've loved living in my old scruffy neighbourhood, but really, the video store sucked big hairy hippo nuts.

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Re: Capturing The Friedmans

PostPosted by shagsack » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:34 pm

Baudelaire wrote:Yes, I saw it a few years ago.

Some very weird individuals!

Did it end with the son having to go to jail?


Indeed it did, for several years. He's now online protesting his innocence! Why not do that at the time?
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