Capturing the Friedmans
Director: Andrew Jarecki
Nominated for a best documentary Oscar in 2004, Capturing the Friedmans tells the story of an upper-middle class Jewish family and their transformation from a happy to a dysfunctional and broken family, all after having the father and one of his sons being arrested for shocking, surprising and horrible crimes. The movie reveals the events using archival footage in addition to some exclusive interviews for the movie allowing the viewer to make his mind at the end about what to believe.
The documentary is well done, although it felt slightly and unnecessary longer than it should be. The other criticism is the fact that the Andrew Jarecki left a lot of important material out of the film which could greatly influence the viewer’s take on the events. That could be because the director wanted to have a mroe mysterious story than it really is. I would recommend watching this little youtube video after finishing watching the documentary.