Vanguard Cinema: SOME FOLKS CALL IT A SLING BLADE
Directed by George Hickenlooper
Starring: Billy Bob Thorton, Molly Ringwald, and J.T. Walsh.
THE CONTROVERSIAL SHORT THAT INSPIRED THE OSCAR-WINNING FEATURE!
In a story tight with anxiety and tension, a young, inexperienced reporter comes to an asylum for the criminally insane to interview a man who is about to be released twenty-five years after committing a double murder. After confronting a neurotic bureaucrat, she is led to a darkened room to interview alone the killer and comes face-to-face with a man who laments having brutally killed his own mother and her lover.
Running Time: 78 minutes