Police Interrogation & False Confession Documentary – To be featured at SF Documentary Film Festival Oct 22 and 24

“Scenes of a Crime” explores a nearly 10-hour interrogation that culminates in a disputed confession, and an intense, high-profile child murder trial in New York state. “SCENES OF A CRIME” investigates police interrogation and false confession in a unique way: through close examination of 10 hours video showing detectives confronting a murder suspect. Sociologist Prof. Richard Ofshe, Ph.D., an SF resident & pioneer in the study of police interrogation techniques, analyzed the interrogation video for the defense in this case, and appears throughout the film. The film is playing at San Francisco’s Roxie Theater Sat. 10/22 & Mon 10/24 as part of the San Francisco Documentary Festival. Ticket info below – more info at http://www.scenesofacrime.com This eye-opening, riveting film focuses on a 2008 criminal case, where police used lies, trickery and other legally permissible techniques to extract a confession – leading to a high-profile murder trial involving “shaken baby” accusations. At the center of the trial – and the film – is a nearly 10-hour video-recording of the police interrogation. The film provides one of the most richly documented instances of detectives moving a suspect from steadfast denials towards a full-on confession – one which was almost immediately recanted. Police, attorneys, witnesses, jurors and the suspect himself provide complex and conflicting views on the significance of the confession – and the legitimacy of modern police interrogation techniques. “SCENES OF A CRIME” won the Grand Jury Prize at its premiere at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in April. Jury member Amir Bar-Lev (who made “The Tillman Story”) called the film a “clear-eyed depiction of a stunning miscarriage of justice.” VARIETY: “absorbing and provocative.” SF BAY GUARDIAN (Cheryl Eddy): “affirms, distressingly, that the American justice system often travels through murky waters” DAILY CAL (K. Singh): “a portrait of the grotesque underbelly of the American justice system… ingenious” SF Docfest info & advance tickets at: http://x.co/aWVl (short link to film page) http://sfindie.com (festival main page) Sat. Oct 22 @ 12:30 PM Mon. Oct 24 @ 9:30 PM Please advise colleagues, friends and students – thank you. More info & contact, including Facebook & Twitter links: http://www.scenesofacrime.com New Box Productions LLC

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Police Interrogation & False Confession Documentary – To be featured at SF Documentary Film Festival Oct 22 and 24