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BFI Flare: Valentine Road Review

Director: Marta Cunningham

Running Time: 89 minutes

Synopsis: On February 12, 2008, in Oxnard, California, eighth-grade student Brandon McInerney shot his classmate Larry King twice in the back of the head during first period. When Larry died two days later, his murder shocked the nation. Looking beyond all the copious news coverage of this tragic event, Valentine Road tells the story of two victims: the deceased and the murderer.

You were probably living under a rock if you didn’t hear of the tragic shooting of Larry King back in 2008. It’s a case that still divides opinion today and Valentine Road is set up to get that debate fired up again.

The real-time narrative provides a crucial element here by looking at prolonged court cases and a community dealing with the horrific situation. The documentary has one thing that the news coverage does not: stories from people that knew the boys and

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