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Director: Laurence Merrick, Robert Hendrickson Run Time: 83 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1973

In 1969, with a 16mm Auricon and a hand held Bolex, a 25 year old Robert Hendrickson began filming his first feature film, but was unaware that his lead actor was associated with the Charles Manson Family. In a bizarre twist, after the horrendous Tate and LaBianca massacre, his lead actor arranged for him to have exclusive access to the Manson Gang for the filming of their incredible story. After almost three years of filming, the end result was the Academy Award-nominated documentary film Manson.