The Man Nobody Knew

Dec 03 - Dec 08, 2011

(Carl Colby, 2011, USA, 35mm, 104 min)

Seattle premiere!

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Carl Colby has often been told that his father William Colby, the Director of Central Intelligence from 1973-1976, was a murderer. “My immediate reaction used to be: you don’t know what you’re talking about,” he explains. “And then I’d find myself thinking: was he?” In The Man Nobody Knew, Emmy award-winning director and producer Carl Colby considers the life of his father, both in William Colby’s role as an often-distant family member and as a man criticized for actions, which included deadly covert operations that classified him as a war criminal. Colby skillfully pairs vintage film interviews from the 1970s and 1980s with contemporary interviews in a riveting story of a civil servant during a turbulent time in American history.
“SW Pick: Respectful, loving, but never lionizing, Carl’s thorough investigation transcends his personal catharsis to become an enduring treatise on how character flaws affect policy." —Seattle Weekly 

“Carl Colby's smart, fact-packed film operates on many levels, all riveting. The director, William Colby's son, has assembled a rich, cohesive and balanced account of his father's legacy." —The New York Times

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