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” premiered in competition at the 2012 SXSW film festival, was acquired by IFC Midnight and premiered commercially at the IFC Center in New York February 2012 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