Life with Murder

John Kastner
2009 | 1 h 35 min
When their son is accused of murdering his sister, a mother and father face perhaps the most awful decision any parent could have to make: whether to break with their son or accept him back into the family. With astonishing footage shot over a ten-year period, from minutes after the crime was committed to the present, the film follows the family's evolving relationships.

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Awards and distinctions

  • International Emmy Award- Documentary
    International Emmy Awards, New York
  • Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary Program
    Gemini Awards, Toronto
  • Special Jury Prize
    WorldFest - International Film Festival, Houston