Must Watch is a curation of some of the world’s most critically acclaimed and award winning true-crime documentary films, showcasing the most confronting, chilling and thought-provoking films from the last two decades. These are the films you need to see this month:
Fight For Justice: David & Me
Saturday October 6 at 9.30pm AEST
David McCallum was a 16-year-old kid from the mean streets of Brooklyn when he went to prison for a crime he didn’t commit. David has been incarcerated longer than Canadian filmmaker Ray Klonsky has been alive. But Klonsky has spent the last 10 years doing everything he can to help get David out of jail. Why? Because when Ray was a troubled teenager, David helped him turn his life around. Their unlikely bond turns this gut-wrenching wrongful conviction story into a transformative film about going the distance for what you believe.
The Mind of Mark Defriest
Saturday October 13 at 9.30pm AEDT
When a legendary escape artist comes up for parole after more than 30 years behind bars, a chance for freedom must be weighed against his infamous past.
Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart
Saturday October 20 at 9.30pm AEDT
Take a new look at the trial of 21-year-old Pamela Smart, who was accused of plotting the 1990 murder of her husband. As the first fully televised, gavel-to-gavel, court case, the trial gave birth to reality TV.
Beware the Slenderman
Saturday October 27 at 9.30pm AEDT
The true story of 12-year-olds Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier, who lured their best friend into the woods, stabbed her 19 times, then confessed they did it to appease a tall and faceless man known as Slenderman.