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Capturing the Friedmans

Capturing the Friedmans
1:48:01 | 2003

Categories: Documentary, Biography, Award Winning, Politics, Festivals

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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Kim Stone
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June 30, 2015
A
Wow, families are all dysfunctional to some extent but this was devastating. I do believe that Arnold was a pedophile and he probably did molest Jesse. I don't believe any molestation took place during the computer classes though. "Recovered Memories through Hypnosis" , indeed...implanted memories through hypnosis.
Andy Vennemann
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June 18, 2015
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Diree Achalu
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May 26, 2015
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May 26, 2015
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M Reust
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May 25, 2015
B
Robert Sorensen
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May 24, 2015
A
Shri  Shetty
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May 13, 2015
good movie!
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May 11, 2015
B
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April 21, 2015
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April 19, 2015
A-
Lana Gavin
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April 18, 2015
A
A really great documentary but very, very depressing.
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April 10, 2015
C
people84 abc84
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April 9, 2015
A+
Christina Omorochoe
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February 21, 2015
A
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January 24, 2015
A
bj
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January 17, 2015
A+
Kimberly Martin
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January 7, 2015
A
I feel bad for the mother.
John Angelillo
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January 5, 2015
A
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January 4, 2015
A
Disturbing how they taped all the way up to the court dates. Especially Jesse.
Kimberly Martin
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January 7, 2015
A
Ya, it is. And, the denial. Crazy.
Carrie Oyer-Waid
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January 2, 2015
A
Carrie Oyer-Waid
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January 2, 2015
A
Jenifer Nech
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December 27, 2014
A
juliangarc1
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December 13, 2014
A
Troy Lilly
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December 10, 2014
A
Anne France
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December 10, 2014
A
Kay Ferguson
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December 2, 2014
A
Kirk Beres
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November 27, 2014
A
Calvin Walker
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October 25, 2014
A+
Marc Estrin
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October 5, 2014
A