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Valentine Road (2013)

On February 12, 2008, in Oxnard, California, eighth-grade student Brandon McInerney shot his classmate Larry King twice in the back of the head during first period. When Larry died two days... See full summary »

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Rosalie Black Rosalie Black ... Herself
Dawn Boldrin Dawn Boldrin ... Herself
Robyn Bramson Robyn Bramson ... Herself
Shirley Brown Shirley Brown ... Herself
Tracy Carroll Tracy Carroll ... Herself
Sue Crowley Sue Crowley ... Herself
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On February 12, 2008, in Oxnard, California, eighth-grade student Brandon McInerney shot his classmate Larry King twice in the back of the head during first period. When Larry died two days later, his murder shocked the nation. Was this a hate crime, one perpetrated by a budding neo-Nazi whose masculinity was threatened by an effeminate gay kid who may have had a crush on him? Or was there even more to it? Looking beyond all the copious news coverage of this tragic event, Valentine Road tells the story of two victims: the deceased and the murderer. With keen insight, the film connects the human wreckage of Larry's and Brandon's troubled lives-both physically abused, both from broken homes, and both searching for a sense of belonging. Written by Sundance

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4 October 2013 (USA) See more »

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Stunning and Heartbreaking
20 October 2018 | by jcundiff-971-917287See all my reviews

Tragedy compounds tragedy in this documentary filled with private moments that reveal the devastation that radiates out from a horrific choice born in the dark, primitive heart of a damaged child. The filmmakers have deftly created a document that draws no easy answers, forcing the viewer to interpret the events and to analyze their own emotional and intellectual response. As well made as any documentary I've encountered on any subject.


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