Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders
Over two nights, Sundance will air this four-hour documentary about the infamous quadruple murder that inspired the first non-fiction novel – Truman Capote's In Cold Blood. Through firsthand interviews with surviving family members, law enforcement, and community members, the film offers a fresh look at the November 1959 murder of the Clutter family in Kansas. Cold Blooded parses the evidence which led police to arrest Perry Smith and Richard Hickock, who were subsequently convicted and executed. Capote was not the only person haunted by the brutality of the crime – it struck fear into the heart of small-town America, where it was believed that things like this just don't happen. More than half a century later, this immersive documentary is the first to explore the lasting impact the Clutter family murders had on the nation's innocence.