PERVERT PARK

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(Lasse Bark­fors, Frida Bark­fors, Swe­den/ Den­mark). 77 min­utes. Rat­ing: NNN Like the best docs, there’s no black and white in Pervert Park, a fas­ci­nat­ing glimpse at a trailer park in Florida in­hab­ited by 120 con­victed sex of­fend­ers. Th­ese crim­i­nals have done hor­ri­ble things, and thanks to reg­istries – and new apps – most are un­able to find jobs, re­la­tion­ships or safety. They’re still ha­rassed by out­siders; one res­i­dent finds a bag of dead rats in his clothes dryer.

The di­rec­tors take a leisurely pace in drawing out their sto­ries, which are uni­formly sad and con­sist of their own sex­ual abuse. They fo­cus on Bill, whose face is lined with a life­time of pain and grief, but also spend time with Tracy, who can’t ar­tic­u­late her feel­ings about the cy­cle of in­cest.

Sub­jects’ work in con­struc­tion pro­vides a handy metaphor for re­build­ing their lives. And the statis­tics about re­cidi­vism near the end speak vol­umes. GS Apr 27, 9 pm, Is­abel Bader; Apr 28, 3: 45 pm, TIFF 2; May 1, 7 pm, Hart House

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