Directed by Andrew Jenks
In 2005, 20-year-old Ryan Ferguson was convicted and sentenced to 40 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. dream/killer is the story of how his father Bill embarked on 10-year campaign to prove Ryan’s innocence. The film is chock-full of incredible characters. From the questionable District Attorney Kevin Crane, and the highly-confused witness Chuck Erickson, to the high-powered Chicago attorney Kathleen Zellner, the doc depicts both a highly flawed justice system, as well as one that can work brilliantly.
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★★★½ review by kate 💕 on Letterboxd
kathleen zellner....a true icon
★★★½ review by ffion on Letterboxd
things kathleen zellner did: that
★★★★ review by DJ Wilson on Letterboxd
The term “stranger than fiction” absolutely applies here.
This documentary explores the “remembered” confession of one young man that imprisons him and a friend and the perilous fight of a father to free his wrongfully accused son.
Truly fascinating, terrifying and heartfelt.
***Kathleen Zellner of “Making a Murderer” Season Two Fame make a profound appearance.
★★★★½ review by ah0 on Letterboxd
Watched this after reading that Kathleen Zellner, the brilliant attorney from Making a Murderer Part 2, was also involved in this wrongful conviction case. It's another example of a broken and corrupt justice system.
★★★½ review by colino111 on Letterboxd
what a sobering story on how easy an investigation can pinpoint on a suspect and then the enormous train gets rolling towards a conviction and how hard it is to stop this process this is the kind of thing that if it was a movie people would say well there is no way that could really happen not with our legal system with those checks and balances no way but the reality is our society has flip flopped to a guilty util proven innocent way of life which is so wrong and horrible thought that this could really happen to anyone and the fact that a lot of the process relies on the processing of information by law enforcement officers that are all too often willing to believe what they want to make their lives and jobs easier this is so scary just say it aloud a troubled young man told police that he and a friend were responsible for a murder because he dreamed it and from that all these cops and prosecutors charged and pursued vigorously the conviction of an innocent man without finding any scientific or concrete evidence how can that be I don't believe in scaring people into action but this story needs to be told and seen by everyone because until seeing people are so unaware of how this is real and can happen and how far we have strayed from innocent until proven guilty and how hard it is to go against this massive system that is stacked against the accused my heart goes out to Ryan and his family and thank goodness he at least had such a supportive family that was willing to stand up to the system and hope that we can learn from these egregious mistakes
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