Sunday, July 26, 2009

Dear Zachary

The documentary Dear Zachary: A Letter To A Son About His Father chronicles filmmaker Kurt Kuenne's cross-country quest to capture memories of his childhood friend, Andrew Bagby, brutally slain at age 28 by his ex-girlfriend. What ensues is a frustrating and devastating account not only of Bagby's life, but also of the life of his son Zachary (born after Andrew's death) and the fight Andrew's parents embarked on in order to gain custody of Zachary, who remained in the care of his mother/Andrew's murderer. Although the events in the documentary were widely reported when they happened, Dear Zachary is slow to reveal the complete tragedy surrounding Andrew and Zachary Bagby. The result is a crushing narrative of the father Zachary would never know and the legal system that failed them both.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Hiatus is Boring

It feels like ages since I've had the time to post anything on here. I've been crazily busy but I'll work on not being so boring. Below is Elvis Costello to sagely remind us, I can give you anything but time.