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Clicking and Streaming: 'Happy Valley,' a cowardly though fascinating documentary about the Penn State sexual abuse scandal

Clicking and Streaming: 'Happy Valley,' a cowardly though fascinating documentary about the Penn State sexual abuse scandal

No scandal has ever been so devastating for an entire institution and community like Penn State's Jerry Sandusky's child sex abuse charges. Amir Bar-Lev's 2014 documentary "Happy Valley" chronicles the events in State College, Pennsylvania, the college town of Penn State—often called "Happy Valley"—in the wake of the charges against Sandusky and the death of beloved football head coach Joe Paterno, who died of cancer just a few months after he was fired for his knowledge of Sandusky's actions and negligence. "Happy Valley" looks inside the institution mostly, framing the film largely around talking-head interviews, mostly with...

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