A MURDER IN MANSFIELD
DOC NYC 2017
Nantucket, IDFA, Cleveland, Montclair, Sydney, AFI Docs, Traverse City
A man confronts the lifelong legacy of the murder of his mother by his father.
I previously wrote about the doc for Nantucket’s program, saying:
Two-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple explores the legacy of the 1989 murder of Noreen Boyle in Mansfield, Ohio, and the life-changing impact this crime had on Boyle’s family. As a 12-year-old, Noreen’s son Collier took the stand in his mother’s murder trial and testified against his father, John. Nearly two decades later, Collier returns to Ohio to confront his imprisoned father, who still maintains a hold on him, in an attempt to free himself from the burden of this tragedy.