A MURDER IN MANSFIELD
Documentary Feature | 87 minutes

This film played at HIFF 2018
on 10/6/2018
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Directed By
Barbara Kopple

Produced By
Barbara Kopple
David Cassidy
Ray Nowosielski


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2017 | English | USA

Academy Award® winner Barbara Kopple’s latest documentary explores the ramifications of a horrific crime that shook the small town of Mansfield, Ohio. In 1990, 12-year-old Collier stepped onto the witness stand during the most explosive murder trial in the history of his hometown. Many locals still remember the boy’s dramatic testimony—blaming his father, a prominent doctor, for the murder of his mother Noreen. Twenty-six years later Collier returns, seeking to heal the lingering trauma associated with the crime and confront his imprisoned father, who continues to withhold his admission of guilt in the events that changed so many lives.