Capturing the Friedmans

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1hr 48min | 2003
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival, CAPTURING THE FRIEDMANS was the most riveting, provocative, and hotly debated film of the year. Despite their predilection for hamming it up in front of home-movie cameras, the Friedmans were a normal middle-class family living in the affluent New York suburb of Great Neck. One Thanksgiving, as the family gathers at home for a quiet holiday dinner, their front door explodes, splintered by a police battering ram. Officers rush into the house, accusing Arnold Friedman and his youngest son Jesse of hundreds of shocking crimes. The film follows their story from the public's perspective and through unique real footage of the family in crisis, shot inside the Friedman house. As the police investigate, and the community reacts, the fabric of the family begins to disintegrate, revealing provocative questions about justice, family, and—ultimately—truth.

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Topics: Sundance Film Festival, True Crime, Dysfunctional Family, Cold Case, Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, Pornography, Long Island, Community, Suburbia, Pedophilia
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Christina Omorochoe
Christina Omorochoe
February 21, 2015
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January 24, 2015
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bj
bj
January 17, 2015
A+
Kimberly Martin
Kimberly Martin
January 7, 2015
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I feel bad for the mother.
John Angelillo
John Angelillo
January 5, 2015
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January 4, 2015
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Disturbing how they taped all the way up to the court dates. Especially Jesse.
Kimberly Martin
Kimberly Martin
January 7, 2015
Ya, it is. And, the denial. Crazy.
Carrie Oyer-Waid
Carrie Oyer-Waid
January 2, 2015
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Carrie Oyer-Waid
Carrie Oyer-Waid
January 2, 2015
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Jenifer Nech
Jenifer Nech
December 27, 2014
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juliangarc1
juliangarc1
December 13, 2014
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