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Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father
Director: Kurt Kuenne

In November 2001, medical resident Andrew Bagby was murdered in Latrobe, Pennsylvania by his ex-girlfriend Shirley Turner, who fled to St. John's, Newfoundland. The victim's parents were expecting a quick extradition, but they were in for a shock. Turner posted bail and was pregnant with their grandchild Zachary, who was born in July, 2002. Kurt Kuenne's film starts as a loving tribute to his close friend Andrew Bagby, but ends as a heartbreaking story of injustice. Apart from some questionable stylistic devices, this is a wonderful documentary.