Colorado Killdozer Finally Gets Much-Needed Documentary




The new documentary by filmmaker Paul Solet Tread had its world premiere at this year's SXSW conference at Austin, Texas this month. The film focuses on the strange circumstances of what happened in the city of Granby, Colorado on June 4, 2004. It was the day Marvin "Marv" Heemeyer began his assault on the city with a Armored bulldozer, nicknamed by the press "Killdozer." Feeling aggrieved by the city and by the fact that he was performing the work of God, Heemeyer had erased many targeted structures in Granby for what he said. he considered it an appropriate revenge. It's really an extremely compelling story that desperately needs a long documentary for nearly 15 years. Thanks to Solet, this day has finally arrived with the release of Tread .

A stranger to Granby, Heemeyer had no relatives nearby when he settled in the area a decade or so before the incident. As explained in the movie, he opened his own silent repair shop and many locals have described him as a friendly person. Generally, he got on well with his clients and was well known for treating those around him well. However, Heemeyer had a darker side with regard to those whom he felt he had wronged her, once threatening a man about a conflict over the payment of silent work. The man used an intermediary to repay Heemeyer, but it was only a sign of what was coming.

As time went by, things got very tense between Heemeyer and the city. He had been fined numerous fines for his business for various reasons, and a zoning dispute eventually led him to reluctantly sell his land at Mountain Park Concrete for the construction of a concrete batching plant. Feeling that he was running out of town, Heemeyer bought a bulldozer and began to prepare his revenge. Tread painstakingly documents each of the tedious steps Heemeyer took to build the famous "Killdozer", on which the welder worked essentially 24 hours a day. The result was an inviolable tank that Heemeyer would use to carry out his ultimate vengeance.

Of course, the rampage itself is the subject of plentiful coverage in the doc. Images of reports are shown showing the bulldozer in action, removing construction after construction. Because Heemeyer had built the craft without any entry point from outside, the agents who responded to the intervention were totally unable to put an end to the madness, despite all their efforts. From his own old silencer workshop and the new concrete plant, Heemeyer has destroyed more than a dozen buildings, causing damage of more than $ 8 million. All the owners of buildings who saw their demolished structures had apparently participated in the zoning disputes between the welder and the city. But while some in Granby and certainly those who are affected see him as a despicable person, others have defended him, pointing out that Heemeyer has only sought to destroy buildings and not to attempt to physically injure anyone. # 39; a.

happened, he became a world report, dominating the headlines of the planet. However, the next day, former President Ronald Reagan passed away, shifting media attention to the life and legacy of the politician. What happened with Marv Heemeyer could have been set aside following the death of Reagan, but his story is truly compelling and has been waiting for many years. Tread paints a complete picture of Heemeyer's tragic journey. The documentary is definitely a must see if you have any interest in this strange story. The world premiere of the film took place on March 8 at SXSW, and I highly recommend giving it a watch as soon as it will be available on a large scale.

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