A Gray State
In 2010 David Crowley, an Iraq veteran, aspiring filmmaker and charismatic up-and-coming voice in fringe politics, began production on his film A Gray State. Set in a dystopian near-future where civil liberties are trampled by an unrestrained federal government, the film's crowd funded trailer was enthusiastically received by the burgeoning online community of libertarians, Tea Party activists and members of the nascent alt-right. In January of 2015, Crowley was found dead with his family in their suburban Minnesota home. Their shocking deaths quickly become a cause célèbre for conspiracy theorists who speculate that Crowley was assassinated by a shadowy government concerned about a film and filmmaker that was getting too close to the truth about their aims.
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Eye for Film
November 02, 2017 A Gray State is a multi-layered essay on how we tell stories, what we watch, and what we fail to see.Read in Source
May 05, 2017 This is a harrowing portrait how easily our own darkness can take us over, if we let it.Read in Source
New York Magazine/Vulture
November 08, 2017 Even in its more meandering moments it is a gripping, almost unbearably dark watch.Read in Source
New York Times
November 02, 2017 Engrossing for the reasons it's also unsatisfying: As Adam Shambour, a friend of Mr. Crowley's, says, it's a mystery that answers all the major questions except "Why?"Read in Source
November 02, 2017 Clear enough about what happened to be ambiguous about what it means, the film makes only one clean argument: Truth isn't always stranger than fiction, but it's often a hell of a lot sadder.Read in Source
November 02, 2017 Erik Nelson's film straddles a fine and admirable line between lurid sensationalism and sober humanism.Read in Source
November 04, 2017 This well-crafted doc makes for an absorbingly bizarre footnote. One suspects we are living in a historical epoch that is going to provide many such footnotes for some time to come.Read in Source
Los Angeles Times
November 22, 2017 Unfolding like a more intricately plotted installment of "48 Hours," Erik Nelson's "A Gray State" is a genuinely unsettling examination of a 2015 murder case.Read in Source
November 03, 2017 A real-life tale that's as unsettling as it is precisely of-the-moment.Read in Source
November 01, 2017 A story similar to "The Shining" but much scarier because it is true.Read in Source
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
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