Master documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield (Kurt & Courtney; Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam; Biggie And Tupac) presents his latest and arguably his best film yet, Tales of the Grim Sleeper, at a special free screening at Newcastle University on 01 June.
Tales of the Grim Sleeper is the story of a serial killer who ran unchecked for 20 years in South Central Los Angeles. Broomfield argues powerfully that murder suspect Lonnie Franklin was able to kill countless women over a period of decades because the LAPD had no interest in protecting his victims (many thought that the police themselves were responsible). In scenes building to an unbelievably powerful conclusion, Broomfield reveals the journey of a serial killer and gives voice to his victims, as he builds a powerful assemblage of testimony conveying a grave injustice that extends well beyond this case.
"An increasingly powerful and finally devastating documentary – one of the best in several years. Hard to watch but essential." (David Edelstein, New York Magazine)
"A powerful, gripping endeavor…A masterstroke of polemical fury." (Eric Kohn, Indiewire)
When: Monday 01 June, 3.00 - 6.00pm.
Where: Fine Art Lecture Theatre, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU.
Booking: email Ian McDonald at Newcastle University to secure your ticket. Tickets are free and offered on a first come first served basis.
This event has been made possible due to the generous support of the Research Centre for Film and Digital Media at Newcastle University.