Errol Morris’ THE THIN BLUE LINE Hosted by Robert Spiegelman

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Showings

Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2Mon, Feb 5 7:30 PM Event Date Passed
 

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Special screening Hosted by Robert Spiegelman


THE THIN BLUE LINE

Monday, February 5 at 7:30pm

$11 Members | $16 Public


Errol Morris’ groundbreaking film that successfully argued that Randall Dale Adams was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Texas, and revolutionized documentary filmmaking.


This is the fascinating, controversial true story of the arrest and conviction of Randall Adams for the murder of a Dallas policeman in 1976. Billed as "the first movie mystery to actually solve a murder," the film is credited with overturning the conviction of Randall Dale Adams for the murder of Dallas police officer Robert Wood, a crime for which Adams was sentenced to death. With his use of expressionistic reenactments, interview material and music by Philip Glass, master filmmaker Errol Morris pioneered a new kind of non-fiction filmmaking. Its style has influenced countless reality-based television programs and feature films  (USA, 1988, 103 min., NR, English| Dir. Errol Morris)


Robert Spiegelman is a sociologist, educator, filmmaker and Fordham University curator of Summer Film Series.