A documentary that has been making the film festival rounds, “Cropsey” tries to uncover the shred of truth behind a local urban legend only to find out there is more truth to the legend than at first believed. The two filmmakers, Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio, hone in on the local legend of Cropsey, a supposed escaped mental patient who abducted children. By investigating the disappearance of five missing children, they try to follow the descent of truth into myth in their hometown of Staten Island.
“Cropsey” has already garnered praise from Tribeca and Fantastic Fest and will be playing at the Chicago Film festival October 17th. Check here for ticket availability.