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TALES OF THE GRIM SLEEPER – Trailer

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Book now at: http://miff.com.au/program/film/tales-of-the-grim-sleeper True Crime | D Nick Broomfield | UK, USA, 2014 "They said he's only killing hookers…" In what New York Magazine described as the "Best Documentary of the Year", perennially provocative filmmaker Nick Broomfield (Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer, MIFF1992) looks at the case of Lonnie Franklin Jr: a man who is thought to have killed over 100 victims, making him the most prolific serial killer ever. His arrest in July 2010 was not the product of painstaking detective work but the accidental result of a computer DNA match that linked him to a possible 20 victims. Franklin now awaits trial. Through his own first-person presence, accompanied by a fearless former sex worker, Broomfield hits the streets to dig up information where the police have come to a dead-end. He uncovers a grave injustice that goes well beyond this case. "Mesmerizing, chilling and greatly disturbing. A meditation on race, class, institutional racism and abject horror." – RogerEbert.com