Confederacy of Dunces (2012)
19min · Documentary, Crime · 1 September 2012
Confederacy of DUNCES tells of a man in prison for stabbing another man fighting over a stripper. The convict's former professor creates a low-budget film documenting corrupt deals, bad facts, and local fools who may've conspired to frame the wrong man. Only somewhere in the telling, the teacher becomes suspicious that his student may be lying and suffering from dissociation and automatism. The crusade for justice is released with reviews on the box calling it "profound and highly disturbing ...looking to right a wrong in the justice system". Maybe... But the film has a "limited release", is seen by two dozen viewers and earns a meager $23 in royalties. Dunces asks what makes a bad advocacy film, and whether the convict now deserves mercy...
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