BYT Media Presents The New York City Edition Of DEATH BECOMES US - A True Crime Festival
BYT Media presents the New York City edition of Death Becomes Us - A True Crime Festival. The multi day event is the second edition of the festival, which saw its premiere edition in Washington D.C. in 2018. It is also the first of its kind in New York City, expecting to attract upwards of 6,000 attendees across its venues, which include Gramercy Theatre, Town Hall, Nitehawk Cinema, Strand Bookstore and more between March 20-24th, with warm up events and content leading up to it.
Festival all access passes sold out the first week, with individual shows on sale now and more announcements coming soon.
In recent years, true crime has gone from (mostly) sensationalist fare to prestige entertainment. Shows and podcasts like "Serial," "My Favorite Murder," "Making a Murderer," "Evil Genius," "Last Podcast on The Left" and "Criminal" are helping transcend niche audiences and applying world class storytelling (and often humor) to these compelling tales of murder, conspiracy and mayhem. In a polarized world where there is no clear cut mass audiences anymore, these stories provide us with heroes and anti-heroes we can all agree to have conversations about.
BYT has taken that conversation from the proverbial water-cooler and into a real life environment with an innovative, curated line-up of events that build on the country's fascination of the genre. Attendees can expect live podcasts, storytellers, screenings and author talks, taking place across a variety of venues.
DEATH BECOMES US - A TRUE CRIME FESTIVAL PROGRAMMING
Tuesday, March 19 @ 6:30pm
AN EVENING OF WOMEN WHO KILL
Presented in partnership with Strand Bookstore
Strand Bookstore (828 Broadway, Manhattan)
Tickets: $15 (includes a $15 Strand gift card)
In 1892 it was said that Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one. This was quite possibly the trial of the century. Between the years of 1884 and 1908 in Illinois and Indiana, Belle Gunness went on such a violent, murderous reign of terror she was dubbed The Butcher of Men. Belle Gunness was never caught. Who was she and how did she escape the fanfare Lizzie Borden received? We invite you to find out.
Featuring Cara Robertson, author of the upcoming The Trial of Lizzie Borden, Harold Schechter, author of Hell's Princess: The Mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men; moderated by Refinery 29's Leah Carroll, author of Down City: A Daughter's Story of Love, Memory, and Murder.
Wednesday, March 20 @ 7pm
OPENING PARTY (MONSTER)
Presented with MixMag
Bar Schimmi (60 North 11th Street, Brooklyn)
Tickets: Free w/ RSVP