Nov 9-13, 2017

Booger Red

WITH GUEST DIRECTOR BERNDT MADER

Run Time: 96 mins USA Language: English

Synopsis

Based on the 2009 Texas Monthly article, “Across The Line” by Michael Hall, the film follows a veteran reporter searching for the truth behind the largest child-sex ring in Texas history. On his journey through the seedy underbelly of East Texas, he’s forced to confront his own history of abuse while he discovers that the allegations at the root of the investigation might be false.

Booger Red’s unique approach presents a fictional journalist who meets and questions actual participants from the criminal case depicted in the Texas Monthly article: the defendants, lawyers and even the foster mother herself. The result is an intermingling of both documentary and narrative techniques coupled with a compelling examination of the criminal justice system and those affected by it.

Booger Red is an explosive example of cinematic “new journalism” … Mader’s film targets more than just the Texas legal system. It examines the whole of modern American life and finds it wanting in so many ways.

Marc Savlov, The Austin Chronicle

Based on the 2009 Texas Monthly article, “Across The Line” by Michael Hall, the film follows a veteran reporter searching for the truth behind the largest child-sex ring in Texas history. On his journey through the seedy underbelly of East Texas, he’s forced to confront his own history of abuse while he discovers that the allegations at the root of the investigation might be false.

Booger Red’s unique approach presents a fictional journalist who meets and questions actual participants from the criminal case depicted in the Texas Monthly article: the defendants, lawyers and even the foster mother herself. The result is an intermingling of both documentary and narrative techniques coupled with a compelling examination of the criminal justice system and those affected by it.

Booger Red is an explosive example of cinematic “new journalism” … Mader’s film targets more than just the Texas legal system. It examines the whole of modern American life and finds it wanting in so many ways.

Marc Savlov, The Austin Chronicle

Film Details

USA, 2015
DIRECTED BY BERNDT MADER
WRITTEN BY JOHNNY MCALLISTER, BERNDT MADER CINEMATOGRAPHY BY JIMMY LEE PHELAN
EDITED BY SAM WAINWRIGHT DOUGLAS
MUSIC BY ALEX MAAS, BRETT ORRISON
CAST: ONUR TUKEL, MARIJA KARAN, TIM AJRO, ALEX KARPOVSKY
RUNNING TIME: 96 MINS

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