When New York Times reporter Michael Finkel meets accused killer Christian Longo, who has taken on Finkel’s identity, his investigation morphs into an unforgettable game of cat and mouse. True Story weaves a spellbinding tale of murder, love, deceit, and redemption, following Finkel’s relentless pursuit of the shocking truth.
In February 2002, New York Times Magazine writer Michael Finkel received a startling piece of news: a young man named Christian Longo, wanted for killing his entire family, had been captured in Mexico, where he’d taken on a new identity: Michael Finkel of the New York Times.
The next day, on page A-3 of the Times, came another troubling item: a note from the editors explaining that Finkel, having falsified parts of an investigative article, had been fired. Nonetheless, the only journalist Longo would speak with was the real Michael Finkel, and so Finkel placed a call to Oregon’s Lincoln County jail, intent on getting the true story. So began a bizarre and intense relationship, ending up as a reporting job that eventually morphed into a shrewd game of cat-and-mouse. Part mystery, part memoir, part mea culpa, True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa weaves a spellbinding tale of murder, love, and deceit with a deeply personal inquiry into the slippery nature of truth.
True Story was made into a movie starring Jonah Hill & James Franco.
There’s the 15-year-old Oregon boy who hid explosives under his bed in fear of a Chinese invasion and wrote the following moments after killing his parents and one day before he killed two students and wounded 25 others at his school in 1998:
“I’m so sorry. I am a horrible son. I wish I had been aborted. I destroy everything I touch. I can’t eat. I can’t sleep. I didn’t deserve them. They were wonderful people.”
There’s the musings left behind by the Sandy Hook Elementary School gunman, the one who snuffed out the lives of 20 children and six staffers in 2012:
“Serial killers are lame,” he wrote. “Everyone knows that mass murderers are the cool kids.”
There’s also the writings left behind by the 16-year-old gunman who fatally shot seven people and wounded five others inside his high school at the Red Lake Nation reservation in
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Missing Pieces: Into the Woods: “T”
A young journalist enters the wilds of Idaho to document a hunt for gold … never to be seen again. The bizarre disappearance of Maryland man Terrence Woods in October of 2018 is the focus of FOX 5 DC’s latest investigative series. (The podcast previously covered the
Joining Chris Rock in the Next Installment of the Golden Globe(R) and Emmy(R) Award Winning Limited Series are Jack Huston, Jason Schwartzman, Ben Whishaw, Jessie Buckley, Salvatore Esposito, Andrew Bird, Jeremie Harris, Gaetano Bruno, Anji White, Francesco Acquaroli, E’myri Crutchfield and Amber Midthunder
Fargo Year 4 Begins Production in Chicago This Fall and Will Air on FX in 2020
LOS ANGELES, July 18, 2019 – FX has set the extraordinary ensemble cast that will star with Chris Rock in the fourth installment of the Golden Globe(R) and Emmy(R) Award winning limited series Fargo, it was announced today by Gina Balian and Nick Grad, Presidents, Original Programming, FX Entertainment.
Peabody, Golden Globe(R) and Emmy(R) Award winning Executive Producer Noah Hawley (creator/showrunner/writer/director) and his production company 26 Keys will lead the creative team for the latest
Nominees for the 6th Annual Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) Awards have been announced by LMGI President Mike Fantasia. The awards honor the outstanding and creative visual contributions by location professionals and film commissions in film, television and commercials from around the globe.
With the change in date of this year’s LMGI Awards from April to September, the 6th Annual LMGI Awards timeline has an 18-month calendar of eligibility. Productions that were first released between January 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019 are eligible. Winners will be revealed during the formal ceremony on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica.
And the nominees are:
Outstanding Locations In A Period Television Series: The Assasination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story – FX Networks Chernobyl – HBO Game of Thrones – HBO The Man in High Castle – Amazon Prime Video The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel –
Game of Thrones, Chernobyl, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Killing Eve are among the television nominees and Crazy Rich Asians, BlackKklansman and Roma are among the feature film contenders for the 6th Annual Location Managers Guild International Awards announced Thursday.
The awards honor the outstanding and creative visual contributions by location professionals and film commissions in film, television and commercials from around the globe. In addition to nominees for feature films, TV and commercials, film commissions from Buffalo/Niagara, New York; Cambridge, Ontario, Canada; Humboldt County, California; New South Wales; and New Zealand are contenders for the guild’s award for outstanding film commission.
Peter Weir Michael J. Meehan To Be Honored By Location Managers Guild
With the change in date of this year’s awards from
Crazy Rich Asians, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, Roma, Chernobyl and Game of Thrones are among the nominees for the sixth annual Location Managers Guild International Awards, which were announced Thursday morning.
In addition to nominees for feature films, TV and commercials, film commissions from Buffalo/Niagara, New York; Cambridge, Ontario, Canada; Humboldt County, California; New South Wales; and New Zealand are contenders for the guild’s award for outstanding film commission.
Winners will be announced at a Sept. 21 ceremony at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica.