The Phantom

Director: Patrick Forbes Run Time: 81 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021

Country: United Kingdom
Language: English

“A fascinating and ultimately infuriating look at a fatal miscarriage of justice in Texas”

– Joe Leydon for Variety

About the film:

Official Selection of the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival.

Arrested in 1993 for the murder of Wanda Lopez, Carlos DeLuna protested his innocence through six years of trial and imprisonment until his execution, declaring that it was another Carlos who committed the crime. While the prosecution insisted that this other Carlos was a “phantom” and didn’t exist, the film interviews witnesses, family members, and legal experts, seeking to uncover if DeLuna was the killer or another victim of a flawed justice system.

About the filmmaker:

Patrick Forbes is one of the UK’s top documentary directors. His film Wikileaks: Secrets and Lies premiered at SXSW to critical acclaim, and he made a series of films that chronicle Russian oligarchs, Haiti, and Brexit. Forbes won a BAFTA for Best Director for his work on The Force, a three-part documentary series following the work of the Hampshire police.

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