EXCLUSIVE: Among world premieres unspooling this weekend at the Telluride Film Festival is a harrowing new documentary Finding Oscar, which is produced by Frank Marshall and executive produced by Steven Spielberg in association with the USC Shoah Foundation. The docu directed by Ryan Suffern will have its first showing here in the Rockies on Saturday afternoon. You can see Deadline’s premiere of the film’s trailer above.
“It is about the search for justice in the case of the Dos Erres massacre in Guatemala. That search leads to the trail of two little boys, Oscar and Ramiro, who were plucked from a nightmare and raised by soldiers that committed the atrocity,” Marshall tells me. “These boys offer the only living evidence that ties the Guatemalan government to the massacre.
In a country built on impunity, it will take a dedicated team — from a forensic anthropologist to a young Guatemalan prosecutor — to uncover the truth and find justice more than 30 years later.”
Marshall says he is very proud of this one and wants to get the word out on the film. The producer, who with wife Kathleen Kennedy has a home in Telluride and also serves on the Esteemed Council Of Advisors for the festival, says this will be a big fest for Kennedy/Marshall as his movie, Sully, will also be having its world-premiere screenings beginning tonight at the Werner Herzog Theatre. On Saturday morning Marshall, director Clint Eastwood and star Tom Hanks will participate in a Q&A after another screening. Obviously with that kind of starpower there is lots of interest in Sully here, and Marshall is hoping to do the same for Finding Oscar, which the festival’s official notes describe as “both harrowingly painful and tremendously inspiring.”