For those who aren't familiar with the infamous charges brought up against director Roman Polanski thirty years ago, Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired brings us a heavily detailed and fascinating look inside the events surrounding the trial, while presenting a portrait of an injured artist who's wanted by law enforcement here in the States, yet desired around the globe for being the man behind such classic films as Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown and The Tenant.

Director Marina Zenovich coughs up tons of tasty archival footage -- coupled with interviews from both sides of the case -- while piecing together the events leading up to February 1, 1978; the day Polanski boarded a plane heading for France and never returned. Unfortunately, the two most prominent characters in the film, Polanski and Judge Laurence J. Rittenband, are not interviewed -- though we hear plenty from Polanski through thirty-year-old interviews. It is not the most powerful or emotional film, but it's certainly engaging enough to warrant the recent rights purchase by The Weinstein Co. and HBO.