Herzog’s Into the Abyss

I saw Werner Herzog’s “Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, A Tale of Life” this evening in the IFI. I’d heard good things from friends and tonight was the last screening so I didn’t want to miss it. Herzog has crafted a brilliant documentary about two men convicted of a triple homicide in Texas. Michael Perry received a death sentence for the crime, and Jason Burkett received a life sentence. The film focuses on the two convicts and various people affected by the crime. It’s balanced, affecting and never judgmental. Highly recommended.

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