Run Time: 87 minutes
In 1989 the small town of Mansfield, Ohio was shaken by the horrific murder of Noreen Boyle. The media circus around the case centered on 12-year-old Collier Boyle, who was home with his little sister at the time of the incident. Collier testified in court against his emotionally and physically abusive father, John, whom he believed was responsible for the death of his mother. John was convicted and sentenced to 20-years-to-life for the crime. But he maintained his innocence, insisting it was all an accident. Evidence in the case proved otherwise. A MURDER IN MANSFIELD follows Collier—now a filmmaker in Los Angeles—as he revisits the city 27 years later. The nightmare he experienced as a child will haunt him once again. The intense journey will also bring him face-to-face with his still imprisoned father, who has been the source of his pain for decades. Can he finally let go of the weight he’s been carrying? This absolutely gripping documentary is a raw and intimate look into one man’s courageous quest to finally put the past behind him. —E.F.
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Barbara Kopple was born in 1946 in New York City. She studied psychology at Northeastern University. As a director and producer, Kopple’s list of film projects and awards is expansive, and includes “Harlan County U.S.A.” and “American Dream,” both of which are winners of the Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature. In 1991 “Harlan County U.S.A.” was named to the National Film Registry by the Librarian of Congress and designated an American Film Classic.
Harlan County U.S.A. (1976), American Dream (1990), Wild Man Blues (1997), Woodstock '94 (1998), My Generation (2000), Confident for Life: Kids & Body Image (2002), Bearing Witness (2005), Havoc (2005), Shut Up & Sing (2006), A Force of Nature (2011), Running from Crazy (2013) – CIFF37, We the Economy: 20 Short Films You Can't Afford to Miss (2014), Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation (2015), Miss Sharon Jones! (2015), This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous (2017), A MURDER IN MANSFIELD (2017)
Barbara Kopple, David Cassidy, Ray Nowosielski
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