INTO THE ABYSS
(IFC) Michael Perry, Werner Herzog, Jason Burkett, Jeremy Richardson, Adam Stotler, Sandra Stotler. Directed by Werner Herzog
Michael Perry is a convicted murderer scheduled to die in a Texas prison in just eight days. Master filmmaker Werner Herzog explores every angle that he can of the case, interviewing the convict, relatives of both the victims and the perpetrators, as well as prison officials and a pastor who has given comfort to those about to die in their final hours. It is a fascinating look into the soul of humanity as Herzog asks why do people kill as well as why do people allow states to kill.
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Release formats: Standard
Rating: PG-13 (for mature thematic material and some disturbing images)