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Sober, even-handed, and quietly devastating, Happy Valley illuminates the wreckage of a tragedy while leaving viewers room to draw their own conclusions. Read critic reviews

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In 2011, longtime Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is charged with multiple counts of child sex abuse, rocking the small town of State College, Pa.

Cast & Crew

Molly Thompson
Executive Producer
Robert DeBitetto
Executive Producer
David McKillop
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Sean Kirby
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Nelson Hume
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Dan Swietlik
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H. Scott Salinas
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Critic Reviews for Happy Valley

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  • Aug 16, 2015
    At first, the documentary doesn't seem to have any perspective until it gradually reveals a disturbing thesis . . . that people will generally disregard some of the worst things imaginable in favor of keeping their symbols and heroes intact. The fact that most of the people in this town and at this college seem to care more about Football stats than the rape of children is the perfect demonstration of humankind at it's most callous and psychotic.
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