Danny Lyon
Bleak Beauty Video

Murderers: From the same team that brought you FIVE DAYS,
Bleak Beauty Films now brings you one hundred years plus life.
Filmed and recorded by Danny Lyon, and edited by Anne
Barliant, Murderers tells the story of five murderers in three
different states. Beginning in New York City’s East River in
Manhattan, we meet Jessie Ruiz, fishing for stripers. Jessie is out
after serving 8 and half years, for beating a man to death with a
baseball bat. “I didn’t kill him”, he explains, “he died on his own.”
Inside the Tucker Unit of an Arkansas prison we meet Pinkie
who talks of the many executions he saw during eight years on
Death Row, and Mojo, who has done Thirteen years, because he
was with his friend when the friend murdered both his adoptive
parents. Then Harold Davey Cassel, a.k.a, Dinker, the hero of
Lyon’s forth coming Powerhouse book, “Like a Thief’s Dream”
describes a murder he watched in the bathroom. The film ends in
New Mexico with Michael Guzman, who first appeared in
Danny Lyon’s 1983 Feature film “Willie”, describing with
devastating emotion the abuse he suffered as a child. Guzman
has been in for 25 years. This is a work of Dostoyevskian power
and subtlety, with music that underscores the pathos of the

Playing time is 30 minutes. Available online from BBDVD #2

For Individuals US: $33.00
Individuals International: $40.00

For Institutions US: $100.00
Institutions International: $110.00
(Includes Universities, Museums, classroom and in-house broadcast use.)