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MIPTV Picks ’09 – Manson

For a decade that had more than its share of tumult and tempest, the rise of Charles Manson's gruesome murder cult The Family is one of the more hideous aspects of the 1960s. Fast-forwarding to 2009 and the 40th anniversary of the Family's brutal murders, fascination with the group and its ringleader remains high.
March 18, 2009


For a decade that had more than its share of tumult and tempest, the rise of Charles Manson’s gruesome murder cult The Family is one of the more hideous aspects of the 1960s. Fast-forwarding to 2009 and the 40th anniversary of the Family’s brutal murders, fascination with the group and its ringleader remains high. This feature-length docudrama depicts the days leading up to the cult’s most notorious crimes, the Tate murders. Featuring interviews with assorted Family members, Sharon Tate’s sister Debra and the first in-depth interview with the Family’s getaway driver Linda Kasabian, Manson delivers a captivating yet horrifying tale of a group’s surrender to an unfathomable psychotic power.
Partners: Cineflix Productions Inc. and Media Productions Inc. in association with The History Channel (US), Canwest Media (Canada), Five (UK) and Canal D (Canada), distributed through Cineflix International
Length: 1 x 90 minutes
Airing: Fall 2009
Rights available: World excluding Canada and non-standard worldwide rights

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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