Kickstart Sunday: THE GUY WITH THE KNIFE

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This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick is the documentary The Guy with the Knife by director Alison Armstrong.  This film takes a look at Jon Buice, who committed a hate crime in 1991 and was sentenced to 45 years in prison.  Now, he’s up for parole but is feeling resistance despite numerous groups stating he is reformed.

This Kickstarter project has a goal of $50,000 CAD with 32 days remaining.  Be sure to click here to show your support and read on for more information.


In 1991, Jon Buice stabbed a gay Houston man to death in a drug-and alcohol-fueled haze. Buice was only 17 at the time. He admitted to his crime and was sentenced to 45 years in a Texas prison. Now, after spending more than half of his life behind bars, he is reformed. That’s what the prison system said when the parole board voted unanimously to release him. Even the gay community activist who helped police crack the case and put Buice behind bars says he deserves parole. Having taught literacy to other inmates while earning three college degrees, Jon Buice even has a job offer when he leaves prison. But Buice’s parole was rescinded and he remains under lock and key in a south Texas penitentiary.