Tuesday 5 November @ The Lord Palmerston 8pm

"Leo Tolstoy wrote that 'every unhappy family is unhappy in its own fashion,' but not even he could have invented the Friedmans." - Mark Caro, Chicago Tribune

The Friedmans are a respectable, middle-class Long Island family, seemingly addicted to recording their daily lives – first on super-8, then on video. But their world crumbles when the father, a popular teacher, is accused, along with the youngest of his three sons, of molesting schoolchildren.

Unbelievably, the arrest, trial and its horrifying aftermath are all chronicled in the family’s own home movies, revealing a tangle of contradictions and their comfortable world slowly disintegrates around them.  

Andrew Jarecki's Oscar-nominated documentary is thought-provoking, shocking and unforgettably compelling. 

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Capturing the Friedmans on IMDb

AuthorTufnell Park Film Club