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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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,

“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 if you require accommodation to ensure inclusion in this event.