Crazy Love documentary traces obsessive love affair, and airs on Sundance, YouTube

The award-winning and compelling documentary Crazy Love is being broadcast on YouTube until the end of this month, thanks to the Sundance Channel, which debuts the film on TV Saturday at 10 p.m. ET. The 2007 film is also on DVD.

Dan Klores’ documentary–which debuted at Sundance in 2007, won best documentary at the Independent Spirit Awards, and gathered several best documentary nominations–traces the obsessive, violent love affair between Burt Pugach and Linda Riss Pugach, and includes interviews with both and others.

Sundance notes that “[f]rom the late ’50s through the ’70s, New York tabloids fed on the lurid and bizarre tale of lawyer/stalker Burt Pugash and his obsession with Linda Riss, a young working-class woman whose life was forever changed by” her relationship to him.

They’re compelling characters and people; just try to start watching the film below and they–and their incredible, shocking story–will draw you in. Preview their story with the film’s trailer, or watch the 90-minute documentary right here (it expands to full-screen):

Crazy Love
Crazy Love [Sundance Channel]
Crazy Love [YouTube]

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