Chris James Thompson
Andrew Swant, Dr. Jeffrey Jentzen, Det. Patrick Kennedy
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In 1991 Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested in Milwaukee and sentenced to 957 years in prison for killing 17 people and dismembering their bodies. ‘The Jeffrey Dahmer Files’ is a feature film that explores the city of Milwaukee by meeting those surrounding Dahmer during and after his hidden spree. Recollections from Milwaukee Medical Examiner Dr. Jeffrey Jentzen, Police Detective Patrick Kennedy, and neighbor Pamela Bass are interwoven with archival footage and everyday scenes from Dahmer’s life, working collectively to disassemble the facade of an ordinary man leading an ordinary existence.
“THE JEFFREY DAHMER FILES” was represented by Josh Braun of Submarine Entertainment at its North American premiere in competition at the SXSW ’12 film festival, & international premiere at BFI ’12 in London. The film was acquired by IFC Midnight for a commercial theatrical premiere at the IFC Center in New York February 2013 before rolling out into dozens of theaters across the US. It became a New York Times Critics Pick, & was declared “one of the greatest serial killer movies ever made” by Movies.com. Detective Patrick Kennedy & director Chris James Thompson were featured on major media outlets including CNN with Soledad O’Brien, & Sirius Radio on The Opie & Anthony Show.