Licensed to Kill
- Rated UNR
- Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
- Release Date: 6/14/2005
Don't miss the other films in the ARTHUR DONG COLLECTION with award-winning works that powerfully explore the many sides and faces of the gay rights struggle in America including the military (Coming Out Under Fire) and religion (Family Fundamentals). Now available at docurama's website. Oscar-«-nominated filmmaker Arthur Dong is famous for his intensely compassionate and wonderfully crafted stories that powerfully explore the many sides of the gay rights struggle in America. In this two-time Sundance Award winner Dong takes US on a frightening journey into the minds of men whose contempt for homosexuality has led them to murder. Attacked himself in 1977 by gay bashers Dong confronts killers of gay men face-to-face and asks them directly: "Why did you do it?" Described by Time Out New York as "close to being the in Cold Blood of documentaries" the film includes video of actual gay bashings crime scenes murderers' confessions and graphic evidence from police files as it fuses together the powerful stories of seven convicted killers. Meet a young man who killed as a means of self-defense from alleged sexual advances; a religious self-loathing serial killer wrestling with his own same-sex desires; a child abuse victim who feared losing his manhood; an army sergeant angry over gays in the military; and a self-described homebody looking for easy prey. DVD Features: 8-page Illustrated Booklet w/Essay by Award-Winning Author/Journalist Chris Bull; Filmmaker Interview; Bonus Featurette: A Conversation with Serial Killer Jay Johnson; Additional Interviews; Music Selections; Resource Guide and Reading List; Updates; Interactive Menus; Scene Selection.
|Run Time:||80 minutes|