In 2011, the small town of Potsdam, New York was rocked by an inexplicable atrocity: 12-year-old Garrett Phillips was discovered murdered in his home.
The tragedy launcheded a manhunt, which led to an ex-boyfriend of Garrett’s mother being arrested for the crime.
The arrest only led to more questions as the man, Oral “Nick” Hillary, happened to be the beloved soccer coach at Clarkson University. And also one of the few black men in Pottsdam.
Liz Garbus’s “Who Killed Garrett Phillips?” follows the twists and turns that unfolded over the five years from Garrett’s death to Hillary’s trial.
Filmmaker magazine recently caught up with the acclaimed director to discuss her new documentary.
Read the interview at Filmmaker.
“Who Killed Garrett Phillips?” is available now on HBO.
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