When: Dec. 18-20, 7:30 p.m. 2015
Nick Berardini's documentary Killing Them Safely was screened at this year's St. Louis International Film Festival, and now it's back for a short run at the Webster Film Series. The film examines the use of Tasers in law enforcement — or rather, their misuse. The purportedly non-lethal device has been linked to more than 500 deaths, but manufacturers Rick and Tom Smith maintain that Tasers don't kill. Using archival footage and interviews with medical experts and the family members of those who have been killed, Berardini makes some unsettling revelations about the lethality of non-lethal weapons. Killing Them Safely screens at 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday (December 18 to 20) at Webster University's Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood Avenue; 314-968-7487 or www.webster.edu/film-series). Tickets are $4 to $6.