2009 Film Fund grant recipient Crime After Crime goes into wide release across the country this month, bolstered by a glowing review in the New York Times and the designation of “Critics’ Pick.” It has been a long and remarkable journey for the film and all involved. A decade in the making, it had its premiere this year at Sundance and subsequently picked up a slew of prizes and awards at film festivals across the world. It launched Debbie’s Campaign, a national non-profit project aimed at raising awareness of the issues in the film. With its wide release, Crime After Crime is poised to have an enormous impact on new audiences nationwide, and to do its good work on an even greater scale.
From the Times:
Recording every success and setback, the wrenching documentary “Crime After Crime” favors the personal over the political, creating a no-frills portrait of a stoic and remarkably unembittered woman…There may well be, as one of her lawyers claims, “thousands and thousands of Debbies across the U.S.,” but it is this particular one who makes it difficult to leave the theater with dry eyes and an untouched heart.