ONE SHOWING ONLY – September 17 – 7 PM at the Laurelhurst Theater in Portland.
Alien Boy Director Brian Lindstrom will answer audience questions after the film.
Alien Boy: The Life and Death of James Chasse is a feature-length documentary film that chronicles one man’s struggle with schizophrenia and examines the actions of the police officers responsible for his death, exposing a city grappling with accountability in the death of an innocent, unarmed man.
“It’s a stunning film. It’s a public service, and I hope more people see it.”
~ Charlie Hales, Mayor of Portland, Oregon, in Willamette Week
‘Alien Boy’ review: The untimely end of James Chasse
“A provocative, heartbreaking documentary about a mentally ill Portland man who died in police custody in 2006, the film seeks to find the truth about what happened while also examining the life of the victim.” Grade: A
~ Jamie S. Rich, The Oregonian
Film Explores The Life And Death Of James Chasse
Alien Boy “will bring moviegoers one of the darkest moments in Portland’s recent history.”
~ April Baer, Oregon Public Broadcasting
Portland International Film Festival Preview: Alien Boy
“Alien Boy is a triumph — and an emotional bulldozer.”
~ John Chandler, Portland Monthly
Alien Boy: The Life and Death of James Chasse: The human soul behind the monster’s mask
“Infuriating, tragic, heartbreaking and incendiary in equal measures, Portland filmmaker Brian Lindstrom’s Alien Boy: The Life and Death of James Chasse is a documentary that plays out like a horror film and leaves you absolutely breathless.”
~ AP Kryza, Willamette Week
“Brian Lindstrom’s Alien Boy packs a horrifying punch: intimate, terrible & true.”
~ Shawn Levy, film critic for The Oregonian
The creative, troubled life of James Chasse
“Most of all, Lindstrom wants the film to remind people of Chasse’s humanity and challenge prevailing views of the mentally ill.”
~ Stanton Hall, The Oregonian
Alien Boy to (Finally) Premiere at Portland International Film Festival
“At long last, Alien Boy: The Life and Death of James Chasse is finished, and will premiere at this year’s PIFF festival in February.”
~ Marjorie Skinner, Managing Editor, Portland Mercury
The Tragic Legacy of James Chasse Jr.
“A documentary and labor of love.”
~ Denis C. Theriault, The Portland Mercury
Alien Boy (2013) – review
“Lavishly made, Alien Boy is a visually sumptuous, riveting narrative.”
~ Anne Richardson, Oregon Movies, A to Z