Used Innocence

Used Innocence

95 mins | Documentary | March 26, 1989

Using experimental narrative structure as his vehicle, Benning recreates the sensationalized and controversial circumstances surrounding Lorencia Bembenek, aka "Bambi", former "Playboy bunny" turned cop, turned accused and convicted killer who disappeared after a daring escape from prison. The film shows the evolution of Benning's and Bembenek's relationship presented through their actual letters read in voice over which depict the filmmaker's curiosity with the subject as it evolves from intrigue to a love obsession.

Used Innocence

95 mins | Documentary | March 26, 1989

Used Innocence
Using experimental narrative structure as his vehicle, Benning recreates the sensationalized and controversial circumstances surrounding Lorencia Bembenek, aka "Bambi", former "Playboy bunny" turned cop, turned accused and convicted killer who disappeared after a daring escape from prison. The film shows the evolution of Benning's and Bembenek's relationship presented through their actual letters read in voice over which depict the filmmaker's curiosity with the subject as it evolves from intrigue to a love obsession.
Producers
Original title Used Innocence
Directors James Benning
Writers James Benning

Cast

Kevin Henderson

as Sean Schultz

Michael Weber

as Investigator

James Benning

as (voice)

Dick Blau

as Narrator

Jack Fuller

as Robert Kraemer

Ron Vawter

as Donald Eisenberg

Lawrencia Bembenek

as (voice)

Sue Choate

as Laurie Silkscreening

Linda Clements

as Judy Zess

Jan Miner

as Laurie Bembenek