In 1991 Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested in Milwaukee and sentenced to 957 years in prison for killing 17 people and dismembering their bodies. ‘The Jeffrey Dahmer Files’ explores the city of Milwaukee by meeting those surrounding Dahmer during and after his hidden spree. Recollections from Milwaukee Medical Examiner Dr. Jeffrey Jentzen, Police Detective Patrick Kennedy, and neighbor Pamela Bass are interwoven with archival footage and everyday scenes from Dahmer’s life, working collectively to disassemble the facade of an ordinary man leading an ordinary existence.
“THE JEFFREY DAHMER FILES” was represented by Josh Braun of Submarine at it’s North American premiere in competition at the 2012 SXSW film festival, it’s UK premiere at BFI 2012 in London, & was acquired by IFC Midnight to premiere commercially at the IFC Center in New York February 2013, before rolling out to play theaters across the US. It became a New York Times Critic Pick, and was declared “one of the greatest serial killer movies ever made” by Movies.com