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Directed by: Errol Morris

2010 | USA | 87 minutes | Rated R


Friday, October 21, 2011, 7pm - 9pm


Saturday, October 22, 2011, 7pm - 9pm

Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker Errol Morris tells the story of Joyce McKinney, former Miss Wyoming. Arrested in England with the charge of kidnapping and imprisoning a Mormon Missionary, McKinney became an overnight tabloid sensation in 1977. 

"Though the events Tabloid recounts took place in the pre-digital age, the film also functions as a kind of prehistory of modern celebrity culture and tabloid journalism." - Dana Stevens, Slate 

"It is quite simply one of the craziest stories ever told, made all the crazier by the fact that it's true. Or at least some version of it is true." - Tom Long, Detroit News 

"Morris's subject is sexual fantasy and a particular kind of American stupidity - the ability to substitute self-justification for self-knowledge." - David Denby, New Yorker 

On Almost Every Best 10 List for 2011

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