IFC Picks up Dahmer Movie

Anna Semanko

Wisconsin is known for many things – beer, dairy, cheese curds… and serial killers. Eau Claire native Andrew Swant, along with Joe Riepenhoff and producer Chris James Thompson, has written a documentary showcasing Milwaukee’s most infamous serial killer, Jeffrey Dahmer. While “The Jeffrey Dahmer Files” (also screened as “Jeff”) has already been showcased in the 2012 South by Southwest Film Festival, since we last told you about this endeavor the creators recently received big news. The rights for the film have been picked up by IFC Midnight, a sister label of IFC Films and Sundance Selects. The film profiles the life of Dahmer through interviews of people who knew or met Dahmer pre- and post-arrest. Sundance Selects/IFC Films president Jonathan Sehring said of the film, “Thompson has made one of the creepiest documentaries of the year that lingers in the mind long after the film has ended It also promises you will never eat a sandwich quite the same way.”