A GRAY STATE (2017 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.3|5.0 Starsìììì

A Gray State—chilling documentary—tells the story of the death of Moviemaker David Crowley, his wife, and his daughter. While the deaths are labeled murder/suicide, the real reason for their deaths is left hanging due to the controversial content of his movie. While the film may have shot Crowley to the top of his game due to its exceptionally well-structured storyline, the movie was left in an unfinished state. The family and friend interviews are well done. The archival footage is superb. It’s a defining work for Director Erik Nelson that definitely puts him on Ben Meyers’ ‘desire to see more of his work’ list.

Storyline

An examination of the death of David Crowley, a film maker who works on a movie that predicts a future government that rules without acknowledging liberties for civilian populations, increases tension as it races to its unexpected conclusion.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director Erik Nelson for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producer Werner Herzog for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Mason Hendriks, Danny August Mason, Chris Peck, Adam Shambour, and Sean Wright.

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. For the late teen and adult audience, this documentary is worth viewing. No satisfactory resolution is given to Crowley’s death.

Ben Meyers

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