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SXSW 2019: Erin Lee Carr Discusses New Documentary, Memoir

Posted On: Mar 15, 2019   |   Posted By: WWD

“I'm always looking for stories about complicated women,” says Erin Lee Carr, who premiered her two-part project “I Love You, Now Die” during SXSW. “And I think anytime where someone feels like they're vilified in the press or one-dimensional, I always think there's a larger story there that I can investigate. And so with Michelle Carter, it felt pretty clear that there were other things lurking beneath the surface.”
The 30-year-old documentary filmmaker and daughter of the late reporter David Carr approached HBO about exploring Carter's story four years ago, after reading coverage of the case in the Washington Post. Carr's film explores the dynamics involved with Carter's court case as she was tried and convicted of manslaughter for encouraging the 2014 suicide of her boyfriend Conrad Roy through text message. The resulting film is one that presents a more nuanced, sympathetic portrayal of its main subject.
“One thing that I hope to bring to every project and never to lose, is an emphatic response to a...

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