Tuesday, June 30, 2015

On Death Row: Douglas Feldman (2013)

Werner Herzog

"Texas death row inmate Douglas Feldman was executed by lethal injection. Not long before his sentence was fulfilled, filmmaker Werner Herzog sat down with the former financial analyst turned road-rage murderer. Through candid interviews, Herzog exposes the surprising dimensions of Feldman's personality."

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

On Death Row: Blaine Milam (2013)

Werner Herzog

"For a time, the youngest man on Death Row, Herzog interviews Blaine Milam and others about the brutal 2008 killing of his girlfriend's 13 month old daughter. In an intimate conversation with Milam, filmmaker peels back the layers of mystery surrounding the brutal death of Milam’s infant daughter. Postpartum psychosis, methamphetamines and Ouija boards were reported to have played a role in the brutality."

Friday, June 26, 2015

On Death Row: Darlie Routier (2013)

Werner Herzog

"Filmmaker Werner Herzog explores a crime with no discernible motive. In 1996, two of Darlie Routier's young sons were brutally stabbed to death in Texas. Just seven months later, the once doting mother was convicted of murder and sentenced to death by lethal injection. Through compelling testimonies from investigators and Routier's family members, Herzog offers an unflinching look at this heinous crime."

Thursday, June 25, 2015

On Death Row: Robert Fratta (2013)

Werner Herzog

"Internationally renowned filmmaker Werner Herzog explores what it's like to face death by speaking to prisoners who are on death row. This episode Werner meets Robert Fratta, who was a public safety officer in Missouri City, Texas, but is now facing the death penalty for organising the murder of his ex-wife. Fratta has been convicted of hiring two hitmen to kill his estranged wife in 1994. A jury in Houston convicted 52-year-old Robert Fratta of capital murder -- in his retrial.

Prosecutors say Fratta was motivated by money and a custody battle, over the couple's three children, during the divorce. The life-or-death sentencing phase begins May 26. It's the second time Fratta was convicted for his role in the shooting death of Farah Fratta, whose body was found in the garage of her home.

He originally was sentenced to death. Fratta was granted a retrial after jailhouse confessions of his co-conspirators were ruled inadmissible. The man named as the triggerman, Howard Paul Guidry, was convicted and is on death row. Joseph Prystash, who prosecutors say Fratta enlisted to hire Guidry, is also on death row."

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Tales of the Grim Sleeper (2014)

Nick Broomfield

Novi masterpis Nick Broomfielda!

"Master documentary provocateur Nick Broomfield (KURT & COURTNEY, HEIDI FLEISS: HOLLYWOOD MADAM, BIGGE AND TUPAC) shows himself in stunning form in TALES OF THE GRIM SLEEPER, the story of a serial killer who ran unchecked for 20 years in South Central Los Angeles. When Lonnie Franklin Jr. was arrested in 2010 as the suspected murderer of a string of young black women, police hailed it as the culmination of 20 years of investigations. Four years later, Broomfield visited the alleged killer's neighborhood to find out if the police had earned their self-given kudos. There, he finds a world of people who suspected for decades that there might be some connection between their odd neighbor and the dozens of women who had gone missing from the street - but who had good reason not to trust the LAPD to help their community. After the residents are initially as reluctant to talk to him, Broomfield enlists the help of Pam, a charismatic, funny and fearless former prostitute eager to help get to the bottom of these murders. With Pam leading the charge, Franklin's friends and neighbors open up to Broomfield on just how much of the spree was common knowledge to anybody who went looking, and how little interest the police seemed to take. 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."

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