In 2010, Lonnie Franklin Jr was arrested in South Central Los Angeles after a 25-year murder spree. His arrest, completely accidental, was followed by accusations that the killings went on for so long because the victims were all black women. Tales of the Grim Sleeper looks into how it was possible for all this to happen, and gives voice to a people who have been dealt a grave injustice that extends far beyond this case.


(110mins) | United States of America, United Kingdom





Nick Broomfield Photograph of  Nick Broomfield Among acclaimed documentarian Nick Broomfield’s many films are Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (1992), Kurt and Courtney (1998), Biggie and Tupac (2002), and Sarah Palin: You Betcha! (2011). Tales of the Grim Sleeper (2014), is his most recent film. Originally from the United Kingdom, he currently lives in Los Angeles.