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Defending a Monster

About the film

“Sam, could you do me a favor?” Thus begins a story that has now become part of America’s true crime hall of fame. It is a gory, grotesque tale befitting a Stephen King novel. It is also a David and Goliath saga—the story of a young lawyer fresh from the Public Defender’s Office whose first client in private practice turns out to be the worst serial killer in our nation’s history.

Runtime 1 hour 30 mins
Premiere Australian Premiere

Director(s) Marc Menet and Scott Prestin

Venue Cinema Nova

Address 380 Lygon St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia

Date July 25, 2019

Time 10:00 am

GenresTrue Crime / Stranger Than Fiction, World Cinema

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