Angelino Lonnie Franklin Jr. was arrested in July 2010 after a 25-year killing spree in which it is thought he could have killed over a 100 victims, potentially making him the worst serial killer in history. Significantly his arrest was not the product of painstaking detective work but completely accidental, the result of a computer DNA match that linked him to a possible 20 victims. Franklin now awaits trial. TALES OF THE GRIM SLEEPER looks into how it was possible for all this to happen.
TALES OF THE GRIM SLEEPER filmmaker Nick Broomfield, cinematographer Barney Broomfield and subject Pam Brooks will participate in Q&A’s at the Playhouse after the 7:20 PM screenings on Friday and Saturday, December 12 and 13 and after the 4:40 screening on Sunday, December 14. Nana Gyamfi, attorney, subject of the film, activist and member of the Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders, will join them for the Friday Q&A. KPFK’s Margaret Prescod, subject and founder of the Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders, will join them for the Saturday screening.