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THIRTY YEARS OF ADDICTION AND JAIL : “Life of Crime, 1984-2020”

Interview with film director Jon Alpert
Freddie Rodriguez, Robert Steffey and Deliris Vasquez

Jon Alpert had been working on his documentary for so long, he had to transfer footage from videotape. Using a digital process known as “TerraNexing,” Alpert’s eighties and nineties footage was renewed on the 16:9 aspect ratio. What couldn’t be sanitized was the horror of the nation’s drug epidemic, which Alpert shows us in microcosm in “Life of Crime, 1984-2020,” now playing on HBO. Alpert ... more >