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<i>Scenes of a Crime</i>. 2011. USA. Directed by Blue Hadaegh, Grover Babcock. Image courtesy of New Box Productions LLC
  • Scenes of a Crime

    2011. USA. Blue Hadaegh, Grover Babcock. 86 min.

Sunday, November 20, 2011, 1:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • Scenes of a Crime

    2011. USA. Produced and directed by Blue Hadaegh, Grover Babcock. Using actual footage from a 10-hour police interrogation and videotaped confession, Hadaegh and Babcock’s masterful Scenes of a Crime is at once a coolly impassioned social justice documentary, a keen-eyed epistemological inquiry, and a gripping police procedural. Centered around the tearful—and disputed—confession of a father in a “shaken baby” child homicide case, the film explores the psychologically manipulative tactics used to extract confessions by law enforcement, as Hadaegh and Babcock bring in interrogation experts as well as expert defense witnesses to argue their cases. What emerges is complex, troubling, and, finally, heartbreakingly human. Scenes of a Crime won the Grand Jury Award at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. 86 min.

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