By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist August 14, 2013 at 5:20PM
We have yet to see it as we missed it at Sundance, but our Indiewire pals saw it and say it takes on the unenviable task of making the audience sympathize with the infamous Beltway snipers and making them human. " 'Blue Caprice' displays a willingness to stand apart from judgement and strike an investigative gaze," they wrote about the film. Intense, dramatic stuff indeed, and it's a mood nicely reflected in the exclusive poster down below. Here's the official synopsis:
The striking feature film debut of writer-director Alexandre Moors, BLUE CAPRICE is a harrowing yet restrained psychological thriller about an abandoned boy lured to America into the shadows of a dangerous father figure. Inspired by true events, BLUE CAPRICE investigates the notorious and horrific Beltway sniper attacks from the point of view of the two perpetrators, whose distorted father-son relationship facilitated their long and bloody journey across America. Marked by captivating performances by Isaiah Washington and Tequan Richmond, lyrical camerawork, and a unique and bold structure, BLUE CAPRICE documents the mechanisms that lead its subjects to embrace physical violence. BLUE CAPRICE paints a haunting depiction of two cold-blooded killers and a riveting portrait of 21st-century America.
Directed by Alexandre Moors, "Blue Caprice" will open in select theaters on September 13th and on demand and iTunes September 17th via Sundance Selects.