(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