Killer Poet Trailer (2009)

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Trailer for the documentary Killer Poet.

Killer Poet tells the story of Norman Porter, a convicted double murderer from Massachusetts who served 25 years in prison before escaping to Chicago. There he spent the next two decades living as a poet/intellectual by the name of JJ Jameson - an elaborately crafted false identity - until he was apprehended in 2005, thanks to a relentless police investigation and a compromising trail left by his audacious personna. He had just been named Chicago’s “Poet of the Month” when the law finally caught up with him.

Throughout his prison years, Porter had transformed himself in the eyes of authorities from a convicted killer to a trusted prison leader at the heart of the prison reform movement. Today, Porter is back in a maximum-security penitentiary and will likely die behind bars.

To trace the story, the film interweaves varying perspectives on an elusive and enigmatic persona, from the eccentric characters living in the heart of Chicago’s beatnik-artist community, to the victims’ embittered families in Boston and the vigilant officers of the Violent Fugitive Apprehesion Unit and their twenty year hunt for a killer.

Duration
5 min 9 sec

Views
5,515

Posted On
May 24, 2010
Director
Susan Gray

Writer
Unknown or Not Available

Studio
Independent

Release
February 21, 2009
Cast
Unknown or Not Available
Trailer Tracks
No Music Available
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