The Thin Blue Line
A truly pioneering film, Morris’s breakthrough changed the world of documentary forever. Through expressionistic reenactments, provocative interviews and a memorable score by Philip Glass, it tells the fascinating, controversial true story of the arrest and trial of Randall Adams for the murder of a Dallas policeman in 1976—and the film itself proved instrumental in overturning Adams’s death-row conviction. Endlessly influential, “the first movie mystery to actually solve a murder” remains as surprising, entertaining and fresh as ever.
“The use of this footage is repetitive and rhythmic, and underlined by the cold, frightening original music score by Philip Glass. The result is a movie that is documentary and drama, investigation and reverie, a meditation on the fact that Adams was plucked from the center of his life and locked up forever for a crime that no reasonable person could seriously believe he committed.” Roger Ebert
- 11/27 | 8:00PM