Monday, March 2, 2015

‘Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine,’ a documentary from Michele Josue

By Nicholas Rapold

A tender reconstruction of personal loss, “Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine” retraces the life of the University of Wyoming student whose 1998 murder put a national spotlight on hate crimes against gay people. Variably effective, this debut feature documentary from Michele Josue seeks to restore the Matt Shepard of his friends’ and family’s memories, and in so doing return a human symbol to a state of ordinary but beloved individuality. [link]