Tales of the Grim SleeperNick Broomfield
In July 2010, Lonnie Franklin Jr. was arrested. According to the indictment, he was the notorious murderer 'The Grim Sleeper ", a serial killer who has been active for 25 years and may have made more than 100 victims. Lonnie's arrest was not so much the result of careful research, but a pure fluke. As a real thriller Tales of the Grim Sleeper tries to figure out in a compelling way what exactly happened and who played which role. A stark, poignant and surprising story.
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Nick Broomfeld has a BAFTA and dozens of prizes from prestigious film festivals to show off. In recent decades he has made documentaries about a range of subjects, but what stood out were his special portraits of tragic and fascinating public figures: musicians such as Whitney Houston, Kurt Cobain, Tupac Shakur and Leonard Cohen, but also serial killers Aileen Wuornos and the Grim Sleeper. His films regularly feature a healthy dose of self-reflection, and it is not uncommon for film making itself to be the theme. At DOCVILLE he presents his newest and most personal film, My Father and Me.
Directed by Nick Broomfield
2015 110 min.
Marc Hoeferlin, Erin Li, Sophia Loukaides
South Central Films Ltd
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H. Scott Salinas