Alien Boy reviews from Portland International Film Festival

Reviews of Alien Boy: the Life and Death of James Chasse have been great!

Film Explores The Life And Death Of James Chasse
April Baer, Oregon Public Broadcasting – February 15, 2013 (audio & online print)

Alien Boy “will bring moviegoers one of the darkest moments in Portland’s recent history.”

Alien Boy (2013) – review
Anne Richardson, Oregon Movies, A to Z – February 15, 2013 (online blog)

“Lavishly made, Alien Boy is a visually sumptuous, riveting narrative.”

Portland International Film Festival Preview: Alien Boy
John Chandler, Portland Monthly – February 15, 2013 (online print)

Alien Boy is a triumph — and an emotional bulldozer.”

The creative, troubled life of James Chasse
Stanton Hall, The Oregonian – February 2, 2013 (print)

“Most of all, Lindstrom wants the film to remind people of Chasse’s humanity and challenge prevailing views of the mentally ill.”

Alien Boy to (Finally) Premiere at Portland International Film Festival
Marjorie Skinner, Managing Editor, Portland Mercury – February 2, 2013 (online print)

“At long last, Alien Boy: The Life and Death of James Chasse is finished, and will premiere at this year’s PIFF festival in February.”

Alien Boy: The Life and Death of James Chasse: The human soul behind the monster’s mask
AP Kryza, Willamette Week, February 13th, 2013

“Infuriating, tragic, heartbreaking and incendiary in equal measures, Portland filmmaker Brian Lindstrom’s Alien Boy: The Life and Death of James Chasse is a documentary that plays out like a horror film and leaves you absolutely breathless.”

Shawn Levy, film critic for The Oregonian, on, February 8, 2013

“Brian Lindstrom’s Alien Boy packs a horrifying punch: intimate, terrible & true.”

The Tragic Legacy of James Chasse Jr.

Denis C. Theriault, The Portland Mercury, February 6, 2013

“A documentary and labor of love.”

Charlie Hales, mayor of Portland, Oregon, in Willamette Week, February 19, 2013

“It’s a stunning film.  It’s a public service, and I hope more people see it.”

‘Alien Boy’ review: The untimely end of James Chasse

Jamie S. Rich, The Oregonian, February 21, 2013

“A provocative, heartbreaking documentary about a mentally ill Portland man who died in police custody in 2006, the film seeks to find the truth about what happened while also examining the life of the victim.”  Grade: A