by BRUCE FESSIER, The Desert Sun
The American Documentary Film Festival is again shifting the balance of justice
Just as the first AmDocs featured a film casting doubt on O.J. Simpson’s guilt in the murders of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson – years before the recent announcement that Martin Sheen is executive producing a new six-part docu-series for Investigation Discovery to prove Simpson’s innocence – this year’s fourth annual AmDocs features a documentary casting quite reasonable doubt that Scott Peterson did not kill his wife and unborn son in what was arguably the crime of this century.
“Trial By Fury,” screening at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Camelot Theatres and 3:30 p.m. Sunday at CSU Palm Desert, presents evidence that Peterson was a lying, unsympathetic philanderer, but there is no concrete evidence that he killed his pregnant wife, Laci, in Modesto on Christmas Eve 2002 and dumped the bodies in the San Francisco Bay. Peterson was convicted of first degree murder in 2004 and he remains on death row in San Quentin.
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Mon., April 4, 2:00 pm, Camelot
A dropout and a misfit, Neven Solian is also blessed with a photographic memory.
Continue reading “Amdocs2016 Snapshot: The Trivialist (AUSTRALIA, 70 min.)”
Fri., April 4, 10:30 am, CSUSB Palm Desert
How can any work of art possibly be worth such an astronomical price?
What makes a work of art so valuable?
Continue reading “Amdocs2016 Snapshot: Alberto Giacometti: A New Image Of Man (FRANCE, 52 min.)”
Sun., April 3, 9:00 pm, Camelot (NSDN – DokuFest)
When a twenty-three year old Kosovar man attempts to illegally migrate to the European Union, an Albanian filmmaker decides to follow him on his journey.
Continue reading “Amdocs2016 Snapshot: Immigrant Journal (ALBANIA, 28 min.)”
Fri., April 1, 5:30 pm, CSU Palm Desert
Fri., April 1, 9:00 pm, CAMELOT
This film focuses on the great iconic Italian directors, Roberto Rossellini (Stromboli), Michelangelo Antonioni (L’Avventura), the Taviani brothers (Kaos), William Dieterle (Vulcano), as well as Troisi in Il postino and Moretti in Caro Diario, and we explore these films and places through the narratives of local people.
Continue reading “Amdocs2016 Snapshot: Escapes And Landings (ITALY, 74 min.)”
Mon., April 4, 1:30 pm, Camelot
The Rise and Fall of David is a film about imagination, failure, and re-imagination in a world of replicas, fakes and doubles.
Wed. March 30, 10:30 am, CSUSBPD
Sat., April 2, 5:00 pm, Camelot
Follow Florian’s two week diving expedition to the Galápagos Islands.
Continue reading “Amdocs2016 Snapshot: Above and Below Galapagos (GERMANY, 34 min.)”