MUFFTix: Abducted in Plain Sight at TTCFF
If you're a fan of all things true crime then, oooohhh boy, do we have the perfect film festival for you. This year marks the inaugural year of the Toronto True Crime Film Festival and it is going to be amazing! They're screening five features (paired with five short films), and hosting three symposium events covering all aspects of true crime, from documentaries to narratives inspired by true events to discussing women in true crime, it's hard to believe this fest is going to cram it all into two days but they are doing it.
We're super excited to be co-presenting the opening night film ABDUCTED IN PLAIN SIGHT, directed (and produced and edited and shot) by Skye Borgman. Ahead of the feature will be MAYBE IF IT WERE A NICE ROOM, a short from MUFF pal and all around awesome filmmaker Alicia K Harris. (Full disclosure: TTCFF was founded by former MUFF producer Lisa Gallagher and MUFF founder Siân is helping with their social media.)
In a quiet Idaho town, on October 17th, 1974, Jan Broberg was kidnapped by her next door neighbor and parents' best friend. Eighteen months later, while out on bail and awaiting trial for kidnapping, Robert Berchtold abducted Jan Broberg a second time, triggering a nationwide FBI manhunt. Told through re-creations and interviews with the FBI, the Broberg family, and the kidnapper's brother, Abducted In Plain Sight is a stranger-than-fiction documentary about the Broberg’s; a naïve, church-going Idaho family that fall under the spell of a sociopathic neighbor who will stop at nothing to be with their twelve-year-old daughter. Kidnapping, brainwashing, blackmail, alien abduction—you will not believe how bizarre this true tale of obsession gets!
This documentary looks absolutely bananas and we can't wait to see it! We're also giving away five pairs of tickets to the screening. For a chance to win, please enter below! We'll be drawing the winners on Tuesday 5 June.