Screening in Telluride Only
A 5th grade memory that pops up 25 years later, triggers a 25-year investigation — presumably undertaken in fits and starts — by filmmaker Jay Rosenblatt. The result is an engrossing story about childhood cruelty and memory. The story is remarkable and it is skillfully rendered in a film that combines reminiscence, whimsy, insane legwork, persistence, deep reflection and more than a few twists and turns. What is remembered of the bullying incident referenced by the film’s title, and by whom? How, why and with what degree of accuracy? And how does any one incident, or coincidence, shape lives? After all, we were all 5th graders once.