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Written and directed by Anne Hamilton, American Fable is one of the finest films I have ever seen and there are few films closer to my heart. I saw this film last October at the Savannah Film Festival and was completely dumbfounded by its tender nuance and electric shock. 

If you want to support women screenwriters and directors, please watch this film. If you like Richard Schiff, please watch this film. If you like fascinating explorations of the disillusionment inherent in growing up, please watch this film. If you like me, please watch this film. I cannot shut up about how much I treasure this film. As a writer, this is the kind of work I aspire to create. 

Murder Of Riley Ann Sawyer 

On the 29th of July 2007 in Texas, fisherman at Galveston Bay found a body of a little girl in a container. 

The body was that of 2 year old Riley Ann Sawyer, who was murdered days before on 24th of July. The infant’s mother Kimberly Trenor and her stepfather Royce Ziegler beat the girl with leather belts, Ziegler chucked the defenceless infant against the wall and they watched her struggle to stand. During the brutal attack Riley cried “I Love You” for them to stop. Sawyer later died from her injuries, a coroner claimed her injuries were similar to someone who fell from a rooftop. 

The trial was delayed due to Kimberly being pregnant again 

In February 2009, Kimberly Sawyer was sentenced to life and in November 2009 so was Royce Ziegler