Capturing the Friedmans Poster

Release Date: 2003

DVD Release Date: January 27th, 2004

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary
While preparing a documentary about children's birthday party entertainers, filmmaker Andrew Jarecki learned that one of his subjects, professional clown David Friedman, was the son and brother of two men who had been convicted of child sexual abuse in a high-profile 1980s criminal trial. Using home videos made by the Friedman family before and during the trial, as well as new interviews, Jarecki explores the conflicting stories of the accused, the alleged victims and the investigators.

Cast: Arnold Friedman, Elaine Friedman, David Friedman, Seth Friedman, Jesse Friedman, Howard Friedman, John McDermott, Frances Galasso

Director: Andrew Jarecki

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Magnolia Pictures, HBO Theatrical Documentary

Keywords: Police officer, Prison, Emotional, Son, Father, Fall, Mystery, Mother, 1980s, 2000s, Brother, 1990s, Family

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Nominated Documentary (Feature)