I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth Vs. Michelle Carter

I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth Vs. Michelle Carter

This 2-part documentary about the texting suicide case that captured national interest raises difficult questions about technology, mental health, and whether or not one teenager can be held responsible for the suicide of another. While many believe that Michelle Carter's texts urging boyfriend Conrad Roy to end this own life are immoral, the film asks is it criminal? With unprecedented access to the families, friends, and communities that were forever changed by the Commonwealth vs. Michelle Carter case, this series follows a story that has wider implications for society at large, online and IRL.

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Erin Lee Carr


Director: Erin Lee Carr
Executive Producer: Sheila Nevins
Producer: Andrew Rossi
Cinematographer: Bryan Sarkinen
Editor: Andrew Coffman
Music: Ian Hultquist
Additional Credits: Sara Bernstein: Supervising Producer, Alison Byrne: Co-Producer, Big Star: Graphics, Hannah Levintova: FOIA Consultant, Jen Maylack: Associate Producer


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Year: 2018
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Crime, Documentary
Screening Section: Documentary Spotlight
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Language: English
Runtime: 140:00 mins