Beware the SlendermanAbout the Film
Offering a sensitive investigation of a disturbing true-life crime, Irene Taylor Brodsky chronicles the 2014 case of a pair of 12-year-old Wisconsin girls who attempted to murder their friend to appease the Slenderman, an Internet bogeyman they were convinced otherwise would harm their families. In the wake of this strange crime, the girls’ parents and authorities try to make sense of this Web legend and how quickly and firmly it became cemented in the minds of impressionable young people. Eschewing sensationalism and facile answers, Brodsky tells a complex cautionary tale that questions how much parents truly know about what their kids do online.
Irene Taylor Brodsky in attendance.
Just Announced: Irene Taylor Brodsky is the 2016 recipient of the Adrienne Shelly Foundation Excellence in Filmmaking Award for Beware the Slenderman!