Alien Boy: The Life And Death Of James Chasse
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Alien Boy: The Life And Death Of James Chasse
Director Brian Lindstrom employs interviews, archival footage, and videotaped depositions to tell the tragic story of James Chasse, and once promising artist from Portland, Oregon whose lifelong battle with schizophrenia was cut tragically short when he was brutalized to death by a group of local police officers. Despite the policemen's best attempts to convince witnesses that Chasse was a homeless drug dealer, those who had lived in the community for their entire lives knew the truth - that the man who died in police custody after suffering 16 broken ribs and a punctured lung was a… More
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"Despite the tragedy of the events, the film is inspiring in that it shows that witnesses and the public are willing to speak out in order to hold police and elected officials accountable."
‑ Jeff Albertson, Seattle Times
"A lot of what we see and hear is stomach turning. Yet "Alien Boy" attempts to be fair. The judgments come from without, rather than within."
‑ Jamie S. Rich, Oregonian
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