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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Diree Achalu
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May 26, 2015
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May 25, 2015
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Robert Sorensen
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May 24, 2015
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Shri  Shetty
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May 13, 2015
good movie!
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Lana Gavin
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April 18, 2015
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A really great documentary but very, very depressing.