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Liz Garbus

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Monday, July 25 2011

There's Something Wrong with Aunt Diane

The film takes up a number of perspectives on the tragedy, not least being Jay's search for an explanation as to how Diane Schuler might have done something so strange.


Wednesday, June 1 2011

Bobby Fischer Against the World

Bobby Fischer Against the World doesn't smooth over his complexity, only makes it apparent, part of its own structure, its reflections on the world that made and continues to judge Fischer.


Sunday, June 28 2009

Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge

Liz Garbus' documentary makes its case for free speech methodically, with examples ranging from notorious to obscure, that show the censoring of communications that lean both left and right.


Sunday, January 22 2006

The Execution of Wanda Jean (2002) - PopMatters Film Review )

The film may not change minds regarding the death penalty, but does demonstrate its flaws on personal and structural levels.


Saturday, December 31 1994

The Execution of Wanda Jean

The specter of the mechanized legal system is the lasting impression of 'The Execution of Wanda Jean'. Despite questions about her mental state, despite the expressed wishes of her victim's brother and mother, despite Wanda Jean's prayerful optimism, the process of her execution is relentless.


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