First show: June 14

Screen Shot 2014-05-13 at 5.03.34 PMDirector: David Beilinson, Michael Galinsky, and Suki Hawley

Running Time: 82
West Coast Premiere

An examination of the infamous thirty-year-old cold case of Iowa paperboy Johnny Gosch, the first missing child to appear on a milk carton. The film focuses on Johnny’s mother and her relentless quest to find the truth about what happened to her son. Along the way there have been mysterious sightings, strange clues, bizarre revelations, and a confrontation with a person who claims to have helped abduct Johnny. This thought provoking film captures the endless intrigue of the most spellbinding missing person’s case in U.S. history.

The only comparisons that do WHO TOOK JOHNNY justice are to some the all-time heavy-hitters of true-crime documentary—films like Capturing the Friedmans, The Thin Blue Line, and the Paradise Lost trilogy. It’s a viewing experience of that magnitude, keeping viewers on the edge of their seat as mind-blowing new details continue to come forward, calling into question everyone on screen and everything we think we know. In the process, it delivers an unsettling descent into the troubled psyche lurking just beneath the idyllic veneer of Reagan-era America.

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