BT-09. What Haunts Us

USA, Feature Documentary, 2017, 69 min

Why are the men of Charleston, South Carolina’s Porter Gaud School killing themselves? The 1979 class graduated 49 boys. Within the last 35 years, six of them have died by suicide. When Paige Goldberg Tolmach gets word that another former student from her beloved high school has killed himself, she decides to take a deep dive into her past to uncover the surprising truth and finally release the ghosts that haunt her hometown to this day. Stonewalled by administrators, she mines her own memories and those of her former classmates to uncover long-held secrets, revealing a shocking, decades-old cover-up.

Directed by Paige Goldberg Tolmach

Colorado Premiere

A Call2Action selection

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Venues: The Boulder Theater; First Presbyterian Church, 1820 15th Street; Boulder High; eTown Hall; Longmont Museum’s Stewart Auditorium