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Title Swoon
Published Accent Film Entertainment, 1992
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (89 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Summary In a film based on actual events, teenagers Nathan Leopold Jr. and Richard Loeb share a dangerous sexual bond and an amoral outlook on life. They spend afternoons breaking into storefronts and engaging in petty crimes, until the calculating Nathan ups the ante by kidnapping, and murdering, a young boy. When the body is found, all evidence leads to Nathan and Richard, whose strange relationship makes the case one of the most talked-about trials of the 1920's. Winner of the Cinematography Award and nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the **Sundance Film Festival**. Winner of the Caligari Film Award and the Teddy Award for Best Feature Film at the **Berlin International Film Festival**. Nominated for four **Film Independent Spirit Awards**, including Best First Feature and Best Director. *"An impressive debut feature..." - Sheila Johnston, **Independent (UK)*** *"...A dark, moody and stylized...poem of love and madness..." - Emanuel Levy, **EmanuelLevy.Com***
Notes Title from title frames
In Process Record
Performer Craig Chester, Daniel Schlachet, Michael Kirby, Michael Stumm, Ron Vawter
Event Originally produced by Accent Film Entertainment in 1992
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
In English
Subject Crime
Historical drama
Independent films
Motion pictures
Queer cinema
Genre/Form Feature films.
Form Streaming video
Author Kalin, Tom, film director
Chester, Craig, actor
Schlachet, Daniel, actor
Kirby, Michael, actor
Stumm, Michael, actor
Vawter, Ron, actor
Accent Film Entertainment (Firm),
Kanopy (Firm),