I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth Vs. Michelle Carter


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, May 1, 2019 5:15 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, May 4, 2019 3:45 PM
TIFF Lightbox 1 Sun, May 5, 2019 7:30 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:Children & Youth
Crime & Justice
Love & Relationships
Mental Health & Addiction
Technology & Culture
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Erin Lee Carr
Producer(s):Andrew Rossi
Executive Producer(s):Sheila Nevins
Editor(s):Andrew Coffman
Cinematography:Bryan Sarkinen
Composer:Ian Hultquist


In 2014, a teenager in Massachussetts urged her long-distance boyfriend, Conrad Roy, via text to kill himself—and he followed through. The name of Michelle Carter and the ensuing criminal trial for involuntary manslaughter grabbed headlines and attention around the world. Heated debates and accusations rained down, but was her act of communication tantamount to homicide? This two-part HBO miniseries dives past the headlines to explore the complexities on all sides of the case. Mental health, sexuality and technology all play parts in the tragically intertwined lives of Michelle and Conrad. With access to friends, family members and court testimonials, Hot Docs alum Erin Lee Carr presents an expertly researched and remarkably balanced profile of a case where everyone had an opinion, but not everyone had all the facts. Gabor Pertic

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