- Rated: Not Rated
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 23, 2009
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: Vanguard Cinema
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Single Side - Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary: Nonny de la Pena - Director, Dan Gifford - Producer
- Text/Photo Galleries:
- Additional Text: Where Are They Now'
Performers, Cast and Crew:
"...[THE JAUNDICED EYE] unravels in a suspenseful manner..."
New York Times - 03/03/2000
"...Wrenching....THE JAUNDICED EYE is a passionate, angry piece of advocacy, but it is equally, and in consequence, a brave and necessary act of truth-telling..."
Premiere - 12/01/1999
"...It's at once engrossing and shocking..."
Los Angeles Times - 09/24/1999
"...Comprehensive and thoughtful, THE JAUNDICED EYE is as compelling as it is illuminating..."
THE JAUNDICED EYE is an investigative documentary that traces the painful appeal of a Michigan man, Melvin Matthews, who served ten years prison time for supposedly abusing his son. As the film unfolds, we learn that his wife was shattered to discover that after divorcing her, he came out as a homosexual. The resulting battle challenges standard notions of homophobia, as well as confronting the issue of parents using children as a weapon to harm each other.
Description by Vanguard International Cinema:
This harrowing documentary chronicles the decade long trials and emotional traumas incurred by a gay Michigan man, Stephen Matthews and his father, Melvin Matthews, who were wrongfully accused by Stephen's ex-girlfriend and her husband of molesting Stephen's son. Despite no physical evidence both Stephen and Melvin were wrongfully sentenced to 35 years in prison. A movie that serves as a terrifying example of injustice carried out by a society of legal labyrinths armed with flawed science and age old bias against sexual orientations. DVD Extras!
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