'Barefoot Bandit' documentary mix of fact and lore

'Barefoot Bandit' documentary mix of fact and lore

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'Barefoot Bandit' documentary mix of fact and lore

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on February 24, 2014 at 9:40 AM

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- The story of "Barefoot Bandit" Colton Harris-Moore is told in a documentary made by Canadian independent filmmakers Adam and Andrew Gray.

The brothers told other news outlets they became attracted to the story while researching a script on the 19th Century bandit Billy the Kidd.

The feature-length documentary "Fly Colt Fly: Legend of the Barefoot Bandit," premiered earlier this month at the Toronto film festival. It blends interviews with animation to tell a story that is as much about myth as fact.
 
Harris-Moore began breaking into homes and cabins on Camano Island as a teenager. Burglaries continued after he escaped from juvenile detention in 2007. It included stealing planes and ended with his arrest in 2010 in the Bahamas.
 
The 22-year-old is serving a seven-year prison sentence.

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