Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } Tower City Cinemas

Forever 'B'


Year: 2017
Country: USA
Run Time: 91 minutes

Forever 'B'
Forever 'B'
Forever 'B'

In the 1970s, the Berchtolds and the Brobergs were neighbors and best friends. The parents and children in both families seemed to get along perfectly and quickly became staples in each other’s lives. But when one of the fathers, Robert ‘B’ Berchtold, became increasingly obsessed with the Broberg’s eldest daughter Jan, this picturesque familial bond took a dark turn that would change the course of everyone’s lives. Recreating this disturbingly true story with interviews, reenactments, and found footage, FOREVER ‘B’ is a documentary about the twisted relationship between master manipulator ‘B’ Berchtold and the Brobergs, who fell under his sociopathic spell. As the Brobergs share the troubling details of what happened to Jan, it becomes clear the choices they made as parents played a big part in the way things unfolded. Not only was ‘B’ granted unlimited access to young Jan, he was also provided the opportunity to drug, kidnap, and rape her—more than once. Full of regret and introspection, the Brobergs share their weaknesses, mistakes, and process of overcoming the nightmare they endured. —G.S.

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Tower City Cinemas

Sunday, April 08, 2018 at 1:10 PM

Monday, April 09, 2018 at 8:20 PM

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 4:35 PM

Ad Hoc Docs Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman


Skye Borgman

Skye Borgman is an award-winning director and cinematographer. In 2010 Borgman and her husband created Top Knot Films, a production company dedicated to making thought-provoking and challenging films. She is a professor of cinematography at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and has led cinematography workshops and seminars around the world.

Junk Dreams (2007), FOREVER 'B' (2017)

Skye Borgman, Stephanie Tobey, Emily Kincaid

Skye Borgman

James Cude

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