If you haven’t seen, or heard of, Dear Zachary- and sadly, the chances of that are quite high- then you simply must watch it. It is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen, and definitely the most emotionally devastating- it is more effective and powerful that Catfish, Fahrenheit 9/11, The Cove or even The Imposter. Perhaps the reason it is so is because its director, Kurt Kuenne
, was at the heart of the documentary- the subject of the documentary, the late Dr. Andrew Bagby, was Kuenne’s close friend- Bagby was murdered by his ex, also the mother of his son, Zachary. The documentary serves not only as a tribute to Andrew by those who knew him best, but also a harrowing portrait of how Andrew’s murderer escaped justice.
Kuenne is an eclectic and talented guy- in addition to directing documentaries like Drive-In Movie Memories
and feature films such as Scrapbook