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Capturing the Friedmans


As good a documentary as I’ve ever seen on the elusive nature of “truth,” and how unlikely it often is for things to work out as neatly as they usually do in books and on television. A high school teacher and his son are accused of child molestation. Everybody lies, there is a Crucible sort of witch hunt, and at the end you don’t know where you stand. You can be certain that the father actually molested one child because he admits it. As for the rest, it’s all up in the air. Fascinating.