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WERNER HERZOG’S latest stunning documentary focuses on the powerful subject of capital punishment, following the moving story of Michael Perry and Jason Burkett, two young men found guilty of three brutal murders.
Perry was executed eight days after filming commenced while Burkett was sentenced only to life in prison.
Unraveling the crime and trial from separate viewpoints, including the victim’s families and prison staff, Herzog’s masterful exploration of life on Death Row shows the devastating effects on all involved.
Winner of the Grierson Award for Best Documentary at the London Film Festival, Into The Abyss: A Tale of Death, A Tale of Life ranks among the director’s finest works.
It’s showing at Harbour Lights tonight followed by a satellite question and answer session with the director and writer.
For details, visit picturehouses.co.uk n EVERYONE has their own little fiefdom. For the hero in A Screaming Man, this means being lord of the towels at a posh hotel in Chad.
Even humble privileges involve political intrigue and when the outside world invades the hotel confines we are witness to a life lived in perpetual wartime.
This outstanding film won the 2010 Cannes Jury prize and is Winchester Film Society’s offering at Everyman Cinema on Tuesday.