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The Jeffrey Dahmer Files

Directed by Chris James Thompson, 2013, 86 minutes, rated R

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O Cinema Wynwood

90 NW 29th Street, Miami (305) 571-9970

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In the summer of 1991 Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested in Milwaukee and sentenced to 957 years in prison for killing 17 people and dismembering their bodies. ‘Jeff’ explores the city of Milwaukee by meeting those surrounding Dahmer during and after his hidden spree.

Recollections from Milwaukee Medical Examiner Jeffrey Jentzen, Police Detective Patrick Kennedy, and neighbor Pamela Bass are interwoven with archival footage and everyday scenes from Dahmer’s life, working collectively to disassemble the facade of an ordinary man leading an ordinary existence.


“Compellingly illuminates how the monsters among us leave more than corpses in their wake.” – New York Times

“Mesmerizing and haunting, “The Jeffrey Dahmer Files” is an inside-out serial killer movie, lacking in gore or cheap psychology and made in part for those who think they never want to see another serial killer movie.” – Los Angeles Times

“Achieving an almost trance-like intimacy by paring its array of voices down to the essentials, Chris James Thompson’s Jeff stands apart from the true-crime pack.” – Hollywood Reporter

“…in the realm of independent documentary features, we don’t usually get offerings as quietly compelling and simply unsettling as The Jeffrey Dahmer Files, which whittles a massive, disturbing story down to its essence.” – Twitch

“I’d go so far as to say that Jeff is one of the greatest serial killer movies ever made” – Movies.com

“The movie asks how the ripple effects of a sensational crime such as Dahmer’s reach outward into a community, changing people’s lives and re-arranging their understanding of human nature.  This approach to a true-crime documentary departs significantly from the sensational, and is all the more moving because of it.”  – Austin 360