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'Tales of the Grim Sleeper' revealing look at accused serial killer
'Tales of the Grim Sleeper' revealing look at accused serial killer

Veteran documentarian Nick Broomfield's "Tales of the Grim Sleeper" is a riveting and chilling investigation into the world of Lonnie Franklin Jr., a South Los Angeles resident arrested in 2010 and accused in a string of serial rape-killings spanning 22 years. The film is as much a provocative exposé of Franklin, who awaits trial on murder charges and has proclaimed his innocence, as it is a vivid portrait of a community long plagued by drugs, crime, poverty and desperation. Perhaps most vital, however, is the movie's timely snapshot of a justice system — largely embodied here by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and the Los Angeles Police...

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