Close your eyes for a moment and remember the gang. You know, the one from your old neighborhood. Those kids you ran wild with when it was OK to be kids outdoors. Now imagine an act of violence by an unidentified assailant against one of those friends, and you’ve got M.O. Walsh’s
Did Michael Peterson kill his wife Kathleen, or was her death--as he claims--a tragic accident? This is the question addressed by the 2005 documentary The Staircase, directed by Academy Award winning (for his previous documentary, Murder on a Sunday Morning) filmmaker Jean-Xavier de Lestrade.
Thirteen Reasons Why focuses on the subject of teen suicide.
Hannah Baker, a freshman, has committed suicide. But, why? It is a question that is always asked but many times has no answer. This time, however, Hannah wants a chosen few to have that answer. She wants thirteen people to know how their actions affected her and ultimately caused her to make the decision to end her own life.
It’s Passover and Laurel, a junior in high school, her little brother and parents celebrate at their neighbor’s home. Following the meal everyone decides to go to the ice cream shop for dessert. Laurel and David, the neighbor’s son, both decide to forego the ice cream—Laurel to do homework and David to do whatever it is David does these days. When they were little Laurel and David were good friends; however, upon growing up and entering high school they had grown ap