Screening: Valentine Road
Sunday, February 23 at 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Images Cinema 50 Spring St, Williams College, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA
Integrated programming for Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo.
Introduction by filmmaker Marta Cunningham. Post-screening Q&A with Marta Cunningham, moderated by Davis Center Assistant Director Justin Adkins
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.
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