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on Oct 24, 2012

Tom Kalin’s seminal independent film work, Swoon, now celebrating it’s 20th Anniversary, tells the true story of Nathan Leopold Jr. and Richard Loeb, two 18-year-old lovers who kidnapped and murdered a 13-year-old boy in 1924 Chicago. Simply to prove to themselves that they were smart enough to get away with it. Previous film versions of this salacious story downplayed Leopold and Loeb’s homosexuality, but Kalin’s version plays it up into a thrilling psychosexual motif.

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