Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile
Director: Joe Berlinger Run Time: 108 min. Format: Digital Rating: R
Starring: Jim Parsons, John Malkovich, Kaya Scodelario, Lily Collins, Zac Efron
A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy, from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer, who refused to believe the truth about him for years.
Ted (Zac Efron): handsome, smart, charismatic, affectionate. Liz (Lily Collins): a single mother, cautious, but smitten. A picture of domestic bliss, the two seem to have it all figured out. That is until Ted is arrested and charged with a series of increasingly grisly murders. As concern turns to paranoia, Liz is forced to consider how well she knows the man she shares a life with and, as the evidence piles up, decide if Ted is truly a victim, or actually guilty as charged.
In addition to being a local resident and active Bedford Playhouse Board member, Joe Berlinger is an Emmy-winning and Academy Award–nominated filmmaker and producer. A pioneer in the genre of true crime documentaries, Berlinger’s work seeks to create lasting change through stories of crime, the potential fallibility of the legal system, and the plight of the wrongfully convicted. Six of Berlinger’s documentaries, including Brother’s Keeper, Paradise Lost, and Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, have premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
(Zac Efron and Lily Collins in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile)