‘Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father’ is a Netflix Must Watch
I see posts on social media almost everyday from someone asking for recommendations for Netflix. Heck, I've done those posts, too. Well, I just finished a film you really need to check out. It's called, 'Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father.'
The movie is a documentary from filmmaker Kurt Kuenne. He tells the story of his friend, 28-year-old Dr. Andrew Bagby. Kuenne uses home movies and interviews with those who knew Andrew. His goal was to give Bagby's son, Zachary, an idea of who his father really was.
Andrew Bagby was murdered in 2001. He had been killed by his ex-girlfriend. She fled to Canada, and was able to work the system there to avoid extradition and actually walk free on bail.
She was also pregnant with Andrew's child.
Kuenne's film follows that case, and also Andrew's parents drive to gain custody of the child... the son, their son, never had the chance to know.
There is so much more involved, but I don't want to ruin the emotional ride for you. 'Dear Zachary" is absolutely one of the most powerful and emotional stories and films I have ever seen.