Errol Morris Retrospective: The Thin Blue Line
Showings
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaTue, Jun 20 8:45 PM Buy
 
Film Info
Run Time:103
Director(s):Errol Morris
Country:USA
Released:1988
Rating:PG
Featuring:Randall Adams
David Harris
Gus Rose
Description

Errol Morris Retrospective: In conjunction with The B-Side, we celebrate and screen the auteur's major works.

Errol Morris’s 1988 masterpiece created something beautiful out of a horrific real-life event—and even went on to effect real change. Billed as "the first movie mystery to actually solve a murder," The Thin Blue Line is credited with overturning the death sentence conviction of Randall Dale Adams for the murder of a Dallas police officer. With a mix of artful re-enactments and captivating interviews, Morris explores the circumstances that led to this wrongful conviction. Combining a superb score composed by Philip Glass and mesmerizing editing, the audience is pulled into a maze of unreliable witnesses and fuzzy evidence.

Additional Information

"One of the most exhilarating examples of the genre." – BBC

"Documentary and drama, investigation and reverie." – Roger Ebert