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Dear Zachary

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Dear Zachary

Dear Zachary

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
93 minutes
Limited Release Date:
10/31/08
director:
Kurt Kuenne
distributor:
Oscilloscope Pictures
genre:
Documentary

We gave it a B-

Passion drives the hyperactive style of Kurt Kuenne?s very personal nonfiction film: Kuenne?s childhood friend, Dr. Andrew Bagby, was murdered in Pennsylvania in 2001, and the prime suspect, Bagby?s ex-girlfriend and fellow M.D., fled to Canada, where she gave birth to his son, Zachary. Then the story gets worse — deepening a tragedy that Kuenne unspools, with intrusive narrative flourishes, as a surprise horror story. Still, the facts are so awful that Dear Zachary can be forgiven much of its antsiness — as a memorial, as a condolence to Bagby?s parents (who became activists for judicial reform in their late son?s honor), and as a howl of grief. B?