The corrupt and decadent universe of James Ellroy, the self-proclaimed “demon dog of American literature”, is the background for Jason Freeland’s long feature debut. Brown’s Requiem is, just like L.A. Confidential, a faithful adaptation of Ellroy’s violent prose to the big screen. Brown’s Requiem is beautifully shot, tightly directed and has an excellent Michael Rooker in the leading part. More than enough reason to invite Jason Freeland to our festival.