Sup Doc: A Documentary Film Podcast
May is MAYHEM Month on Sup Doc!
On each episode our guests talk about their favorite True Crime documentary the entire Month of May!
Episode 56 comedian Allison Mick talks about the 2009 documentary Interview with a Serial Killer. Allison lived in the city where Arthur Shawcross was killing people and even grew up near the house he lived in! Creepy!
Arthur John Shawcross (June 6, 1945 – November 10, 2008), also known as the Genesee River Killer, was an American serial killer active in Rochester, New York. He killed most of his 11 victims after being paroled early following a conviction in the manslaughter of two children, which led to criticism of the justice system. A food service worker, Shawcross trawled the streets of Rochester in his girlfriend’s 1984 sky blue Dodge Omni (he later used her 1987 Chevy Celebrity) looking for prostitutes to abduct. Michael H. Stone, professor of psychiatry at Columbia University and an authority on violent behavior, identified Shawcross as “one of the most egregious examples of the unwarranted release of a prisoner.”
Episode 57 FilmDrunk podcast host Vince Mancini visits with us to dissect the phenomenal Errol Morris doc The Thin Blue Line. The Thin Blue Line is a 1988 American documentary film by Errol Morris, depicting the story of Randall Dale Adams, a man convicted and sentenced to death for a murder he did not commit. Adams’ case was reviewed and he was released from prison approximately a year after the film’s release. The Thin Blue Line has been lauded since its release, and is considered by many critics to be among the greatest documentaries ever made.
Episode 58 We sit down with Steph Swope and Craig Staggs the Animation Producer & Director of the incredible and action packed documentary Tower. On August 1st, 1966, a sniper rode the elevator to the top floor of the University of Texas Tower and opened fire, holding the campus hostage for 96 minutes. When the gunshots were finally silenced, the toll included 16 dead, three dozen wounded, and a shaken nation left trying to understand. Combining archival footage with rotoscopic animation in a dynamic, never-before-seen way, TOWER reveals the action-packed untold stories of the witnesses, heroes and survivors of America’s first mass school shooting, when the worst in one man brought out the best in so many others. Learn more at http://www.towerdocumentary.com/.
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