LIVES INTERRUPTED: The Takuma Ito & Go Matsuura Story

"LIVES INTERRUPTED: THE TAKUMA ITO AND GO MATSUURA STORY" is the tale of two Japanese students attending Marymount College in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. who lost their lives in a car jacking in San Pedro, California in 1994. The shooter, Raymond Butler, a gang member, executed them in a Ralph's parking lot and took their white Honda Civic. The two boys were film majors on their way to USC's School of Cinematic Arts. The tragedy left the parents, friends, and fellow students stunned and horrified. Professor Bruce R. Schwartz, a Media Arts professor at the College and filmmaker, tells the tale of what happened 18 years ago. Raymond Butler is currently in San Quentin on Death Row. The film examines the case and themes the events generated. Gun Control Issues and the lack of the state of California to carry out the Death Penalty are addressed.