Capturing the Friedmans (2003)


Andrew Jarecki



Seth Friedman, David Friedman, Jesse Friedman, Elaine Friedman, Arnold Friedman


An Oscar nominated documentary about a middle-class American family who is torn apart when the father Arnold and son Jesse are accused of sexually abusing numerous children. Director Jarecki interviews people from different sides of this tragic story and raises the question of whether they were rightfully tried when they claim they were innocent and there was never any evidence against them.
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Capturing the Friedmans (2003)

Carried somewhat by the intrinsically captivating subject matter Capturing the Friedmans is a difficult tour of the heinous carnival sideshow we call law and order. Guilty or not, the reckless indifference to justice shown sinks any faith the viewer has in the legal process.
February 20, 2012