CFE Film Series: The Thin Blue Line

CFE Film Series: The Thin Blue Line


Thursday October 10, 2019 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Ryerson University
Room 307, School of Image Arts
122 Bond St. (corner of Gould St.)
Toronto, Ontario

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Synopsis:

One night in November 1976, after his car breaks down on a road outside Dallas, Randall Dale Adams accepts a ride from teenager David Harris. Harris is driving a stolen vehicle and, later that night, when Dallas police officer Robert Wood pulls the car over to check its headlights, he is shot and killed. A jury believes Adams is the killer, but Errol Morris' classic documentary explores the role of Harris' perjured testimony, misleading witness accounts and police misconduct in the verdict.

 

"As perfect a documentary as you will ever find"

--Charles Tatum, eFilmCritic.com

“both an investigation of murder and a nightmarish meditation on the difference between truth and fiction”

-- Janet Maslin, New York Times

“it will leave you in a trance for days…bold and brilliant”

- Desson Howe, Washington Post

 

Blake Fitzpatrick, Professor, Ryerson’s School of Image Arts will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterwards.

Co-sponsored with the Documentary Media Research Centre at Ryerson University.

This event is free and no registration is required.

Please contact cfe@ryerson.ca if you require accommodation to ensure inclusion in this event.

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