last updated - Sunday, February 1, 2015.
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Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father
A filmmaker trying to memorialize his murdered friend discovers that the woman who killed him was pregnant with his late friend's son.
Recommended to me on my Lend me your Heart list (which can be found here)
So it finally happened. I met my Nemesis. This film completely and utterly wrenched every emotion imaginable from me and left me gutted, sad, hopeful and amazed. And I cried and that is something I just don't do.
I guess anyone that has seen this film will agree with me that going in blind is the only way to fully appreciate the full extent of what director Kuenne has created here. Rationally, purely on a cinematic level, this film is astounding as it is. It is edited, narrated and structured perfectly. It manages to slowly suck you in and unfolds its story and eventual sentiment…
Dear Kathleen and David,
I can only imagine the pain that you must have felt. Your son was your world and he was taken away from you. Not by nature, but by fate and hate. Your souls would have been shattered. Your World must have come crashing upon you. But with pain comes God’s gift. It was like Paradise Regained. You had a chance to see your son in a different human being. A cute little new born can do miracles to a scarred soul. I know it would have felt like heaven after all the excruciating pain that you both had gone through. But then, that also was not to last. Heaven became hell in one single fateful day.…
I decided to make a movie, to travel far and wide, to interview everyone who ever knew and loved Andrew.
Films often deconstruct subjects of different natures, but this one deconstructs it's viewers on an emotional level far beyond anything I was ready to experience. I went into the film with a minimal knowledge of what exactly the documentary was about, astonishing for this day and age to say the least, so needless to say I was shocked and disturbed several times during my viewing.
Director Kurt Kuenne shows incredible restraint with this tightly paced documentary clocking in at 95 minutes. I would imagine it would have been easy to indulge in some aspects of the film considering…
I feel like I got ran over by a semi-truck. I feel physical and emotional pain.
David Bagby and Kathleen Bagby lost both they son and they own grandchild and I can feel they pain and it's amazing how much they hold strong during tough and difficult times. God bless you Kathleen and David, stay strong.
Dear Zachary is about a filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son.
I've seen many Documentary's in the past that can make me tear up or get me shocked, well not like this one that actually got to me deep inside. To those who think I'm spoiling the whole Documentary well all this did happen and thanks to the world wide web if you even search this up it would…
People talk about films "packing an emotional punch", but never before has a movie made me actually feel physical pain from its emotional content.
Yo this had me bawling
Holy Shit. Powerful, sad, unbelievably tragic. This doc tells one of the saddest tales i have heard in a long time. As a canadian i can without a doubt say that this is the darkest moment of canadian justice i have ever heard. Could there possibly be a worse decision to let this psychotic fucking bitch out of jail by judge welsh? Just heartbreaking. Im actually going to write to parliament about this shit. Dearzachary.com here i come so i can be a part of this. How did i not hear about this case? Holy shit. If i could kick one person in the face hard enough that my foot goes right through it would be the crazy killer bitch from this documentary. Fuck... really knocked the wind out of me. Powerful movie but be prepared to cry.
This documentary about a truly fascinating and heartbreaking story is undoubtedly made with complete sincerity. That said, something about it felt a little too maudlin and the filmmaking, that could only be described as amateur at best, couldn't help but pull me out of the film. As a document of a trial that was botched to truly horrifying results it is important, but as a piece of filmmaking its not even close.
this movie fucked me up
I don't think i've ever cried so much before. This was heart wrenching and beautiful.
Holy shit, saddest story ever. still kind of in shock... don't really know what to say.
A grippingly intimate doc about a sad true crime, real life heroes and completely outrageous neglect.
s/o to depressing 2AM Netflix decisions
last updated - Sunday, February 1, 2015.
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