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Recommended at SXSW Film 2002

TWO TOWNS OF JASPER

D: Whitney Dow, Marco Williams.

Documentary Feature Special Screenings, Regional Premiere The brutal murder of African-American James Byrd Jr. by three white men in Jasper, Texas, appalled the nation. Was it an unfortunate aberration in an otherwise decent town? Two camera crews -- one white, one black -- interviewed Jasper residents to find out. The result is Two Towns of Jasper, a sobering study of race relations through the lens of a small East Texas town and the unfathomable pain endured by the families of Byrd and his assailants. (Paramount, 3/9, 1:30pm; CC, 3/11, noon; Paramount, 3/13, 10pm) -- Belinda Acosta

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