Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

BROTHER'S KEEPER

 

Year: 2000
Country: USA
Run Time: 116 minutes

BROTHER'S KEEPER

The "Ward boys," four illiterate bachelor brothers, have lived in their two room shack with no toilet or running water all their lives. After more than 60 quiet years on their dairy farin in New York state, their lives were suddenly shattered on June 6, 1990, when Bill Ward was found dead in the bed he had shared with his brother Delbert for more than half his life. For ten agonizing months afterward, Delbert, charged with murder, claimed he was innocent, despite his signed confession. The town that had previously shunned the brothers rallied to their defense as this case of possible euthanasia became a national media event. From its intimate conversations with the brothers to the explosive trial I BROTHER'S KEEPER brilliantly and sensitively captures the dynamic range of this astounding case-Sundance Film Festival.

Screenplay
Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky

Producer
Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky

Cinematography
Doug Cooper

Editing
Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky

Principal Cast
Delbert, Lyman and Roscoe Ward

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