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Saturday, June 15
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Eaton Cinema

1201 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

Killer Lies: Chasing A True Crime Con Man

Director

Ben Selkow

Executive Producers

Banks Tarver, Ken Druckerman, Anneka Jones, Helen Estabrook, Sarah Amos, Lexy Altman, Lauren Collins, Ben Selkow

Producers

Kevin Vargas, Steve Yaccino, Valerie Thomas, Jennifer Luby, Sandrine Magloire

Editors

Goeff O'Brien, Alexis Johnson, Lorian Delman

Cinematographer

William Rouse

Stéphane Bourgoin’s success as a world-renowned serial killer expert progressed alongside the rise of serial killers in America and the explosive growth of the lucrative true crime industry. But when the 4th Eye, a collective of vigilante online sleuths, embarks on an investigation into his life and work, they discover his career was based on a series of dark lies.

From The New Yorker Studios and Left/Right, Killer Lies is a 3-part episodic series based on the article “Murder, He Wrote” by Lauren Collins for The New Yorker; screening episode one: Murder He Wrote.

The 3-part series premieres this summer on @natgeotv.

Post-screening discussion with director Ben Selkow, along with Vice President, Development & Production (Non-Fiction TV, Documentaries) at Condé Nast Entertainment, Sarah Amos, and best-selling author and writer for the monthly Crime & Mystery column for the New York Times Book Review, Sarah Weinman.

Director, Killer Lies: Chasing A True Crime Con Man

Ben Selkow, p.g.a., is an Emmy®-nominated producer, director, EP, and showrunner passionate about innovative storytelling, unearthing new worlds, social justice, and amplifying powerful voices from the margins. He’s best known for his work on three recent HBO projects: The Emmy®-nominated Being Mary Tyler Moore (SXSW, 2023), Q: Into the Storm, and The Invisible Pilot, as well as Rapture (Netflix, SXSW 2018), Parts Unknown: Anthony Bourdain (CNN), and Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller (Nat Geo). Additional Credits include: co-creating and executive producing the 10-part Participant Media docu-series Welcome to Fairfax, producing the environmental thriller documentary Death by a Thousand Cuts (Participant Media/Topic), which premiered at Hot Docs, won the Grand Jury Prize at the Seattle International Film Festival, and the Audience Award at DOC NYC; series directing Believer with Reza Aslan (CNN); directing the feature documentary about PTSD Buried Above Ground (PBS/America ReFramed); producing Prayer for a Perfect Season (HBO Sports); The Carrier (PBS/Tribeca Film Festival 2011); and directing Summer in the Cage (Sundance Channel), his first film. An Honors graduate of Wesleyan University’s Film Studies and African-American Studies department, Ben is also a member of the PGA, the Television Academy’s Documentary Programming Branch, and Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellow.