True Crime Tuesdays

Miscarriages of justice, hidden documents, planted evidence, blindness to prejudices and shocking confessions let slip on camera.

We’re screening some of the greatest true crime documentaries (and the greatest documentaries bar none) on our big screen, followed by in-depth discussions with legal experts and filmmakers, all moderated by author, film critic and broadcaster Geoff Pevere.

Single Tickets: $17 (Members: $12, $10, Free)



TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 6:30 PM

The Promise Web1

Killing for Love (aka The Promise)

  • Germany, UK
  • 130
  • STC
    Directors:
  • Karin Steinberger
  • Marcus Vetter
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Young lovers Jens Soering and Elizabeth Haysom were arrested in London in 1986 for cheque fraud—only to arouse suspicion when their love letters linked them to the gruesome murder of Elizabeth’s parents a year prior in Bedford County, Virginia. Extradited to the U.S., both have been in jail ever since, but Jens now maintains he committed the murders out of love for Elizabeth, who manipulated him. The Promise reveals all the bizarre twists and turns of this dark love story, featuring actors Daniel Brühl and Imogen Poots reading the chilling letters.

A special guest will be in attendance for a Q&A with film critic and author Geoff Pevere.




TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 6:30 PM

The Imposter Web2

The Imposter

  • UK
  • 99
  • 14A
    Director:
  • Bart Layton
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In 1994, a young boy named Nicholas Barclay went missing in San Antonio, Texas. Three years later his family is overjoyed to hear he has turned up in Spain, claiming he was kidnapped. When he returns, he seems quite different, both in personality and physically, but his desperate family accept him, apparently not realizing that he is in fact another person, Frédéric Bourdin, a serial imposter. One of the strangest characters you’ll encounter in non-fiction, Bourdin claims to have assumed 500 false identities. This chilling documentary follows all the twists and turns of this bizarre true story.

A special guest will be in attendance for a Q&A with film critic and author Geoff Pevere.


PAST SCREENINGS

Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer
A challenging portrait of the making and unmaking of serial killer Aileen Wuornos by the American justice system.

Bus 174
Rio de Janeiro, 2000. An armed man hijacked a bus and held its passengers hostage while the under-trained police force struggled to contain the situation.

Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee
Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Nanette Burstein is hot on the pursuit of the truth about the renegade mogul and tech millionaire John McAfee.

In God We Trust
Filmmakers Derek Anderson and Victor Kubicek craft an in-depth look at the crimes of Bernie Madoff and how one woman helped take him down.