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Director/Producer: Barbara Kopple | Producers: David Cassidy, Ray Nowosielski | Editor: Rob Kuhns | Cinematographers: Gary Griffin, Tony Hardmon | USA / 2017 / 87 min
About the Film
Two-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple explores the legacy of the 1989 murder of Noreen Boyle in Mansfield, Ohio, and the life-changing impact this crime had on Boyle’s family. As a 12-year-old, Noreen’s son Collier took the stand in his mother’s murder trial and testified against his father, John. Nearly two decades later, Collier returns to Ohio to confront his imprisoned father, who still maintains a hold on him, in an attempt to free himself from the burden of this tragedy.
About the Filmmaker
Two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple directs and produces documentary and narrative films. Among her most recent films are This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous, Miss Sharon Jones!, and Running from Crazy. Kopple produced and directed Harlan County USA and American Dream, both Best Documentary Feature Academy Award winners. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Director’s Guild of America, New York Women in Film and Television’s Honorary Board, and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.