Saturday, November 7, 2015

Copenhagen Doc Fest Review: 'The Fear of 13' Is Thrilling True Crime Documentary

Floating teasingly and compellingly between true crime documentary and thriller, "The Fear of 13" is a good fit for the CPH:DOX film festival in Copenhagen, which encourages films that explore the grey areas between fiction and documentary, and where it screens in competition Saturday ahead of its showing this month at DOC NYC. The film wastes no time in setting us on the back foot. A caption tells us that after 20 years on Death Row, Nick Yarris has requested his own execution.Yet here he is, clean-shaven, dapper in a crisply-ironed shirt, speaking to the camera – not from a cell, but in one of those artfully neutral documentary spaces. He's smooth too, articulate in a way that...

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