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SPOTLIGHT

THOUGHT CRIMES

Directed by Erin Lee Carr
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 82 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE THOUGHT CRIMES
NYPD officer Gilberto Valle rose to infamy after being convicted for conspiring to kidnap, rape, kill and eat several women. Valle, “The Cannibal Cop” was now looking at a life sentence for his Internet searches and online activities. His sexual fantasies cost him his family, his job, and his freedom–but it also prompted a fundamental question: can you be guilty of a crime you only thought of committing?

Erin Lee Carr takes a gritty look into the darkest corners of the human psyche. With exclusive access to Valle and his family, Carr challenges our beliefs about the criminal justice system especially as it applies to the ever-evolving digital platform. When it comes to the Internet, how do you draw the line between fantasy and reality? At what point are the desires of a potentially dangerous man criminal? And how do you know when that line has been crossed?

—Genna Terranova
Female Director(s), Documentary, NY Director(s)
About the Director(s)
Erin Lee Carr has been exploring the intersection between the internet and crime since she began working at VICE media in 2010. In 2013 her film Click. Print. Gun. won a 2014 Webby for best individual short. Thought Crimes is her feature documentary directorial debut.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Spotlight
  • Year:
    2015
  • Length:
    82 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    World
Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Erin Lee Carr
  • Producer:
    Andrew Rossi
  • Editor:
    Andrew Coffman
  • Associate Producer:
    Alison Byrne
  • Cinematographer:
    Bryan Sarkinen
  • Executive Producer:
    Sheila Nevins
  • Composer:
    Ian Hultquist
  • Co-Producer:
    Andrew Coffman
  • Supervising Producer:
    Sara Bernstein
  • Cast:
    Gilberto Valle, Gilberto Valle Sr., Elizabeth Valle, Alan Dershowitz, Dr. Michael Welner, Laurie Penny, Erin Murphy, James A. Cohen, Dr. Chris Kraft

Contacts
  • Print Source
    Lana Iny
    HBO
    New York, NY 10036
    Phone: 212 512 1462
    lana.iny@hbo.com

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