The film supplements its interviews and archival footage with dramatized scenes that eschew lurid re-creations of the crimes in favor of re-enactments of strange but quiet moments in Dahmer’s life around the time of the murders. The effect is an intimate yet chilling look at the cannibalistic sex killer who remains a source of dark fascination more than twenty years after his arrest.
See The Jeffrey Dahmer Files at 10 p.m. tonight or tomorrow at the Sie FilmCenter, 2510 East Colfax Avenue. Tickets are $7, $5 for DFS members; for more information, visit www.denverfilm.org.
Fri., March 15, 10 p.m.; Sat., March 16, 10 p.m., 2013