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My Friend Dahmer

(Marc Meyers, 2017)

John "Derf" Backderf IN PERSON

Special Advance Screening

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Acclaimed cartoonist John “Derf” Backderf joins us for this preview screening of My Friend Dahmer.  Adapted from John “Derf” Backderf’s award-winning graphic novel, the film recounts the increasingly troubled high school years of notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. Shot in northeast Ohio (including scenes at Dahmer’s childhood home), it's both a remarkable re-creation of late-1970s teen culture and a nuanced portrait of an unbalanced life.

A graduate of Ohio State, Backderf is the creator of The City, a strip that ran for more than 20 years in alternative newspapers around the country. His graphic novels My Friend Dahmer (2012) and Trashed (2015) have been published in multiple languages around the world. Derf was Dahmer’s classmate at Revere High School in Richfield, Ohio. (107 mins., DCP)

Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.

Other participating organizations in this year’s Cartoon Crossroads Columbus include Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus Museum of Art, and Columbus Metropolitan Library.

SEASON SUPPORT FOR FILM/VIDEO

Rohauer Collection Foundation

 

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM 

Institute of Museum and Library Services 

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

National Endowment for the Arts 

 

SUPPORT FOR FREE AND LOW-COST PROGRAMS

Huntington Bank

Cardinal Health Foundation

 

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER

Greater Columbus Arts Council

Ohio Arts Council

The Columbus Foundation

Nationwide Foundation

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My Friend Dahmer