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In its 30th anniversary year, Tom Kalin’s revisionist approach to the Leopold and Loeb murder case remains a galvanizing and thought-provoking work

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Premiering at the 1992 Sundance Film Festival, SWOON reimagines the controversial 1924 murder case involving lovers Leopold and Loeb, with writer/director Tom Kalin, co-writer Hilton Als, and pioneering producer Christine Vachon dramatizing the hot-blooded relationship between the notorious pair and the resulting treatment they received on a social scale. Brilliantly shot on grainy black and white by cinematographer Ellen Kuras, this visionary achievement goes far beyond a true-crime tale to create a complex meditation on behavior, anger, and identity.

Now celebrating its 30th anniversary, SWOON remains a galvanizing and thought-provoking work — a truly landmark film to emerge from the New Queer Cinema movement. Screening in 35mm.

Director

Tom Kalin

Producer

Christine Vachon

Writer

Hilton Als, Tom Kalin

Cast

Daniel Schlachet, Craig Chester

Showtimes

In-Person


7:30 PM - BAM