Abducted in Plain Sight

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Abducted in Plain Sight
Abducted in Plain Sight (2017) poster.jpg
Promotional release poster
Directed bySkye Borgman
Produced bySkye Borgman
Emily Kincaid
Stephanie Tobey
Music byCarl Dante
CinematographySkye Borgman
Edited byJames Cude
Production
company
Top Knot Films
Release date
  • May 26, 2017 (2017-05-26) (Mammoth Lakes Film Festival)
Running time
91 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Abducted in Plain Sight, also known as Forever B, is a 2017 true crime documentary film directed by Skye Borgman. The documentary covers the kidnappings of Jan Broberg Felt, an Idaho teenager who was abducted by her neighbor Robert Berchtold in the 1970s on two occasions.[1] The story was first told in Stolen Innocence: The Jan Broberg Story, a memoir published by Felt and her mother.[1][2] Notably, Felt herself appeared in the documentary.[1][3][4] The film was produced by Top Knot Films[5] and later released by Netflix in 2019.[6]

Reception[edit]

On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 74%, based on 23 reviews.[7]

Accolades[edit]

Award Category Result Ref.
Newport Beach Film Festival Best Documentary Won [8]
BendFilm Festival Best Documentary Won [9]
MDIFF-Hagerstown Best Documentary Won [10]
Phoenix Film Festival Best Documentary Won [11]
Mammoth Lakes Film Festival Bravery Award Won [12]
DOCUTAH Film Festival Mayor's Award Won [13]
Tallgrass Film Festival Outstanding Female Filmmaker Won [14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Miller, Julie. "Abducted in Plain Sight: Even More Shocking Details About Jan Broberg's Kidnapping". HWD. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  2. ^ "Book's villain turns up at meet". DeseretNews.com. March 7, 2004. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  3. ^ Gilbert, Sophie (February 7, 2019). "The Strangest True-Crime Story Yet". The Atlantic. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  4. ^ Freeman, Hadley (February 6, 2019). "'He was a master manipulator': Abducted in Plain Sight and the truth about abuse". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  5. ^ "Jan Broberg, Abducted in Plain Sight: Abuse survivor's stark message". www.news.com.au. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  6. ^ "Abducted in Plain Sight". Netflix.com. Netflix. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Abducted in Plain Sight (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved October 24, 2020.
  8. ^ "19TH ANNUAL NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY PACIFIC SALES ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERS". newportbeachfilmfest.com. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  9. ^ "BENDFILM ANNOUNCES SHORT AND FEATURE FILM AWARDS FOR THE 2017 BENDFILM FESTIVAL". bendfilm.org. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  10. ^ "Meanwhile, congratulations to the winners of the 7th Annual MDIFF-Hagerstown:". marylandiff.com. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  11. ^ "2018 Award Winners Announced". phoenixfilmfestival.com. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  12. ^ "2017 Mammoth Lakes Film Festival Winners List". latfusa.com. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  13. ^ "2017 AWARD WINNERS". docutah.com. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  14. ^ "The 2017 Tallgrass Film Festival Announces Filmmaker Awards". shootonline.com. Retrieved February 20, 2019.

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