In November 2001, Andrew Bagby, age 28, died in Pennsylvania. His
lifelong best friend, Kurt Kuenne, a filmmaker, decides to honor his memory and show Andrew's infant son, Zachary, what his father was like. He traveled all over the world interviewing Andrew's friends, relatives, and co-workers. It seems that Andrew was adored by everyone who
knew him. He had just become a doctor and was doing his residency in the small community of Latrobe, PA when he was murdered.
In addition to being a memorial to a lost friend, the film is also an account of Kuenne's own moviemaking process, as he expertly weaves his old home movies with his newly shot interviews, slowly revealing crucial bits of information. You learn right away that Andrew was murdered and the killer was his
mentally unstable ex-girlfriend. But what is most overwhelming is the fact that when she killed Andrew, she was pregnant with his child.
This true-crime documentary, follows the mishandled case through one frustrating episode after another. Having fled to her
native Newfoundland, the murderer is let out on bail pending extradition, even though
she's been accused of first-degree murder. The judge reasons that she's not a danger to the public because she's already killed the one person she
wanted to kill, so there's no need to keep her incarcerated. You also meet Andrew's parents, a perfectly matched couple who move to Canada to be near their unborn grandchild and attend the trial, even if it means dealing
with the woman who killed their son.
Without revealing anything more of this gripping, devastating, and ultimately unforgettable documentary, this rare film is bound to reduce almost any audience to tears.