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The Auteurs: The Thin Blue Line

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The Auteurs
Thin Blue Line 7:30p Saturday June 18
Followed by an interview with Paul Barnes

Powerful and thrillingly strange … induces in us the state of mind of a detective whose scrutiny of the evidence has begun to take on the feverish clarity of hallucination." –Terrence Rafferty, The New Yorker

Errol Morris’s groundbreaking, fascinating, controversial documentary, named the best film of 1988 by The Washington Post, revisits the arrest and conviction of Randall Adams for the murder of a Dallas policeman in 1976. With its use of expressionistic reenactments, interview material and music by Philip Glass, it pioneered a new kind of non-fiction filmmaking, which is now routinely used in television and feature documentary storytelling. And it was perhaps the first movie mystery to solve a murder … The film’s editor Paul Barnes will introduce the film and participate in a post-film interview. (U.S., 1988, 103m, digital, IFC Films)

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