Has your blood pressure been sufficiently raised by shows like “Making a Murderer” and movies like the “Paradise Lost” trilogy? Buckle up, because we’ve got another unbelievable true crime story story that will leave you equal parts fascinated and furious.
Deborah S. Esquenazi’s new documentary feature, “Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four” is poised to debut at this month’s Tribeca Film Festival, where it’s likely to stir up quite a lot of very necessary attention. Indiewire is very pleased to debut the film’s first trailer today, which you can check out up top. Brace yourself.
Per the film’s official synopsis, the film “highlights the ongoing injustice that ‘The San Antonio Four,’ Elizabeth Ramirez, Cassandra Rivera, Kristie Mayhugh, and Anna Vasquez, are still enduring. They are four Latina lesbians wrongfully convicted of gang-raping two little girls in San Antonio, Texas. However, the evidence was never there. The San Antonio Four continues to fight against mythology, faux-science, homophobia, and the prosecutorial fervor in their continuous struggle for exoneration in this riveting ‘True Crime’ tale. The suffering, outlandish, and baseless accusations caught one man’s attention who helped to garner the support of the Innocence Project.”
“Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four” will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on Friday, April 15.
Check out our exclusive trailer above and poster below.