Swetzoff’s “Theme: Murder” now streaming
An award-winning film by Martha Swetzoff (Senior Critic, Film / Animation / Video), Theme: Murder, is now streaming on the RISD Kanopy service. The hour-long documentary is a powerful, personal account of the lingering effects of homicide and homophobia, rooted in the 1960’s Boston art world.
Theme: Murder screened in festivals from Hawaii to Greece and received the following awards:
Chicago Intl. Film Festival–Silver Hugo Award
The New Festival (New York Gay & Lesbian Festival) co -presented with Human Rights Watch, Best Documentary Award
New England Film and Video Festival, Special Jury Award
Figueira da Foz International Festival of Cinema–Intl. Critics Jury Award
National Educational Media Network, Gold Apple Award
In addition, Theme: Murder screened at:
Harvard Film Archive, Harvard University
Bay State Correctional Facility (to inmates)
Anthology Film Archives, New York City
Laemmle Theaters, Los Angeles
Swetzoff has also been accepted into the CID/Kopkind Filmmakers Retreat and Seminars for the second time.