MSNBC premieres “Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father” tomorrow night at 9pmET. The documentary emerged as a film festival favorite. Following tomorrow’s premiere director Kurt Kuenne will take part in a live Web chat.
The project began as a memorial to Kuenne’s life-long friend Dr. Andrew Bagby, but it took on a whole new meaning when it was revealed that Bagby’s ex-girlfriend and suspected murderer was pregnant with his child. Kuenne travels to dozens of cities in three countries where he meets with virtually every person who ever touched and was touched by Bagby, while Bagby’s parents fight for custody of the baby.
“Dear Zachary” premiered in January at the Slamdance Film Festival and has since screened at numerous prestigious festivals.