Amazing Documentary Dear Zachary's Official Poster Revealed
See this movie! Before you even look at this poster, I'm telling you now, you've got to see this documentary. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father is easily one of the most profound and amazing documentaries I've watched in my entire life. Beyond featuring some great filmmaking from Kurt Kuenne, it has a truly powerful message that every last person on this planet needs to see for themselves. I was happy to hear that Oscilloscope Pictures picked up the distribution rights and is putting this in theaters in New York and Los Angeles at the end of this month. And with that, here is the official poster for the film.
The poster was debuted today on Cinematical, so we owe them some thanks for launching it. It's actually a remarkably cool poster and is entirely different from what I expected. But I think that hand drawn look makes these feel a lot more authentic and personal, which should help this gain some attention. As a reminder, Ken gave this film a solid 10 out of 10 stars at SXSW and I said that it "moved me to tears and left me astounded at the end" in my own review. This is a must see documentary - no questions asked!
On November 5, 2001, Dr. Andrew Bagby was murdered in a parking lot in western Pennsylvania; the prime suspect, his ex-girlfriend Dr. Shirley Turner, promptly fled the United States for St. John's, Canada, where she announced that she was pregnant with Andrew's child. She named the little boy Zachary.
Filmmaker Kurt Kuenne, Andrew's oldest friend, began making a film for little Zachary as a way for him to get to know the father he'd never meet. But when Shirley Turner was released on bail in Canada and was given custody of Zachary while awaiting extradition to the US, the film's focus shifted to Zachary's grandparents, David & Kathleen Bagby, and their desperate efforts to win custody of the boy from the woman they knew had murdered their son. What happened next, no one ever could have foreseen coming.