by Jorge Cham
Subject:   BGLAD - Screening: Licensed to Kill
Sponsor:   BGLAD, Queer and Asian
Date:   Tuesday, May 11, 1999
Time:   7pm -
Location:   370-370B [look for it in a campus map]
Sponsor URL:   http://www.stanford.edu/group/BGLAD
Winner of the Filmmaker's Trophy at the 19th Annual Sundance Film Festival in the documentary competition, Licensed to Kill is a disturbing look inside the minds of seven hate-crime murderers. Composed of actual prison interviews and archival footage, director Arthur Dong's documentary tries to unearth the mentality behind each homicide. The spectral variety of responses is both fascinating and troubling. Because there seems to be no common pathological thread tying the men together except blind hatred the ensemble begins to resemble just another crosscut of American society. And that, needless to say, is an unsettling perspective.
Event history: Submitted by matlaw on 01-May-1999;
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