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We are thrilled to present a very special screening of the recently updated version of David & Me
. Named one of the Top 20 Audience Favourites at Hot Docs 2014, David & Me
was embraced by Festival audiences and its success helped change the course of David McCallum’s life. See the dramatic new ending to this powerful story unfold on screen and hear his remarkable story in person.
The Thin Blue Line influenced a generation of filmmakers to use documentary methods to free those imprisoned for crimes they didn’t commit. Filmmaker Ray Klonsky wasn’t alive when 16-year-old Brooklyn teenager David McCallum was arrested for the kidnapping, robbery and murder of Nathan Blenner. David and friend Willie Stuckey were convicted and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for those crimes. Their conviction in 1985 lacked physical evidence and was based on coerced testimonies and a questionable police investigation. Ray’s father introduced his troubled teenager to David, and after hearing his story, Ray vowed to find the evidence that would vindicate his friend while creating a documentary of his process. The emotional rollercoaster of parole hearings and new investigative discoveries leads to dramatic moments surrounding David’s potential release. Ray’s determination, along with help from Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, makes this an emotional story about friendship, perseverance and an unwavering belief in justice. Alexander Rogalski, Hot Docs
The filmmakers and David McCallum will participate in a Q&A.