WAMU 88.5 : News

New Movie About Washington Sniper Attacks Opens This Weekend

Play associated audio

A movie made about the Beltway sniper shootings that terrorized our region in 2002 opens today in New York City before coming to the District in two weeks.

The movie is called Blue Caprice, after the car that Beltway snipers John Allen Muhammad and his teenage partner Lee Boyd Malvo used to terrorize the metro D.C. area during three weeks in 2002.

Isaiah Washington plays the middle-aged Muhammad, while Tequan Richmond plays Malvo, the teenager who pulled the trigger on many of the 13 shootings that resulted in ten deaths.

The movie, directed by Alexander Moors, tries to capture the elusive and deadly bond between Mohammad, who was executed by lethal injection in 2009, and Malvo, who is serving six consecutive life sentences.

Blue Caprice opens today in New York in a very limited release, and it opens at the West End Theatre on Sept. 27.


From 'Unproud' To 'Hombre,' Election 2016 Is Testing Our Vocabulary

Merriam-Webster noticed the number of unique words coming out of this campaign, and has been using Twitter to report the most searchable words. Lexicographer Peter Sokolowski talks to Rachel Martin.

A History Of Election Cake And Why Bakers Want To #MakeAmericaCakeAgain

Bakers Susannah Gebhart and Maia Surdam are reviving election cake: a boozy, dense fruitcake that was a way for women to participate in the democratic process before they had the right to vote.

Republican And Trump Critic Ana Navarro Speaks On Election

Ana Navarro has become a standard bearer for Republican women repudiating Donald Trump. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with the GOP strategist about her view of the election, which is only 16 days away.

The Next Generation Of Local, Low-Power FM Stations Expands In Urban Areas

The next wave of low power FM stations is coming on the air. Initially restricted to rural areas because of interference concerns, nearly 2,000 new stations have been approved — many in urban areas.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.