There are some issues in this country that continually get brushed over in the hopes they will never grow as a problem. School shootings are one of these issues. They are disturbingly unique to this country and have increased in frequency. This movie does the best job yet of tackling a very difficult subject that shouldn't be dismissed. The film is artfully directed by Tim McCann. It has a documentary like power that brings to mind ' Z' directed by Costa-Gavras, but is much harder to watch than that piece shot in the 60s. White Rabbit is contemporary, unvarnished, and brutal. This film reminds you that mental illness has many faces and continues to be misunderstood and evaded as a root cause of these shootings. I've looked over McCann's filmography and he has a legacy of socially relevant films tackling the most difficult subjects. Very courageous and inspiring in an era where we cannot rely on the media to properly weight the right issues.
A bullied high school student starts having visions of a rabbit that he killed when he was a kid, soon putting him in a state where his imagination threatens to cause him to carry out violent acts.
March 21, 2020