'A Gray State'
When 29-year-old filmmaker and rising alt-right star David Crowley was found dead alongside his wife and five-year-old daughter in their quaint Minnesota home, conspiracy theorists quickly rushed to blame a government-assisted murder and cover-up. Erik Nelson's doc (executive produced by Werner Herzog) uses the hundreds of hours of film and recordings left by Crowley to unpack fact from fiction, examining how an enthusiastic Army veteran conceived a potential underground cult flick – and ended up losing his mind. Part suspenseful murder-mystery and part real-life political thriller, this true-crime deep-dive feels poised to be a festival breakout hit. JN