Rated R · 88 minutes · 2011

The truth can be stranger than fiction, and Tabloid provides even more evidence for that claim. In the hands of documentary filmmaker Errol Morris, seemingly any story pops immediately to life, and after a decade of more-serious work, Morris has returned to the kind of oddity that launched his career more than 30 years ago. His latest recounts a strange story of love and obsession that made big headlines in the United Kingdom in the late 1970s. Joyce McKinney, a one-time beauty queen who devolved into an S&M model, flew to England and either rescued her boyfriend from an evil cult, or kidnapped her boyfriend while he was on a Mormon mission. Morris’ execution is flawless, and considering that all he really has to work with is old pictures and three or four current interviews, that should not be undersold.

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Official Site: www.ifcfilms.com/films/tabloid
Director: Errol Morris
Producer: Julie Ahlberg, Mark Lipson and Robert Fernandez




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Boise Weekly The Projector: Movies opening Friday, Aug. 19 A remake of a frightful night; a Cimmerian barbarian; the future of Anne Hathaway; and a beauty contestant who forces fried chicken and herself on a Mormon missionary; and a slew of special screenings. It's all at the movies. 08/19/2011
Creative Loafing Atlanta Tabloid stops the presses for compelling 1970s scandal A magnetic Southern belle becomes the center of international gossip in Errol Morris's documentary by Curt Holman 07/27/2011
NUVO Ed reviews 'Tabloid' Errol Morris' new documentary focuses on one of the weirdest love stories ever, "The Case of the Manacled Mormon," covered in lurid strokes by '70s British tabloids. by Ed Johnson-Ott 08/17/2011

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