“Dubbed ‘The Cannibal Cop,’ Gilberto Valle was convicted in March 2013 of conspiring to kidnap and eat young women. Valle argued it was all a fantasy; the prosecution’s narrative convinced jurors otherwise. Valle was facing a possible life sentence when filmmaker Erin Lee Carr began visiting him in prison. After 22 months behind bars, his conviction was overturned in a stunning reversal. Carr was there for his release and subsequent house arrest to examine a life arrested. But the question remains: given the chance, would he, could he, have done it? ‘Thought Crimes’ unravels the conflicting stories of a potentially dangerous young man and the unexpected consequences of our online activity.”
“A look at the life and work of doctor-assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian.”
“A film about the former US Secretary of Defense and the various difficult lessons he learned about the nature and conduct of modern war.”
“Satirical comedy follows the machinations of Big Tobacco’s chief spokesman, Nick Naylor, who spins on behalf of cigarettes while trying to remain a role model for his twelve-year-old son.”
Does the possession of knowledge come with ethical responsibilities to share that knowledge? To act on it?
“A dissenting juror in a murder trial slowly manages to convince the others that the case is not as obviously clear as it seemed in court.”
“A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.”
A great movie that delves into interesting aspects of the ethics and consequences of genetic engineering.
“When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their memories. But it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with.”
“A man creates a strange system to help him remember things; so he can hunt for the murderer of his wife without his short-term memory loss being an obstacle.”
“A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view.”