Brother's Keeper
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The first feature-length effort by documentary filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, Brother's Keeper unfolds a strange-but-true story about a most unorthodox family. 59-year-old Delbert Ward lives with his brothers Bill, Roscoe, and Lyman on a dairy farm near the upstate New York village of Munnville. Barely able to function on an adult level, the Ward brothers keep to themselves, ignored and shunned by their neighbors. When older brother Bill dies on June 5, 1990, the authorities determine that his death was not from natural causes. Suspected of a mercy killing, Delbert is charged… More

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"A discomforting, almost surreal study of a rural murder case, which offers fascinating insights about both family and community dynamics."
‑ Emanuel Levy, Variety
"documentaries truly can be as suspenseful and dramatic as any fictional narrative."
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"Offers a bizarre and fascinating look at the dynamics of community."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"The excellent humanistic documentary is a rich slice of life piece of Americana."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A wonderfully touching film filled with tension, heartache and amazing twists."
‑ Mark Robison, Reno Gazette-Journal
"A stirring, emotionally complicated documentary with a timeless theme: murder."
‑ Jake Euker,
‑ Christopher Null,
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