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(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

The Series: Murder Among the Mormons

Where You Can Stream It: Netflix

The Pitch: A docuseries about a series of bombings in Salt Lake City, and their connection to the Latter Day Saint movement.

Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: There are many true crime docuseries these days, and all of them are inexplicably too long. There’s clearly a certain quota to hit somewhere, and streamers are pushing filmmakers to make a requisite number of episodes to keep people binging. Thankfully, Murder Among the Mormons doesn’t make that mistake. It’s three episodes long and never once overstays its welcome. It’s also pretty damn fascinating.

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Murder Among the Mormons Trailer

After breaking out with the Sundance sensation Napoleon Dynamite, director Jared Hess tackled a series of equally quirky comedies with Nacho Libre, Gentlemen Broncos, and Don Verdean. But none of those follow-ups measured up to the success or quality of his feature directorial debut. Now it looks like Hess is changing up the trajectory of his career a bit by directing a new true crime documentary at Netflix about one of the most shocking crimes to hit the Mormon community in Salt Lake City. Watch the trailer for Murder Among the Mormons below. Read More »