Gone: The Disappearance of Aeryn Gillern
($24.99 DVD, Breaking Glass Pictures)
In 2007, 34-year-old Gillern visited a gay sauna in Vienna. When he failed to show up at work for the next two days, his concerned employers at the United Nations contacted Gillern’s mother, Kathy. A 20-year veteran of a New York police department, Kathy flew to Vienna and pursued the case herself. What ensued was right out of Kafka, with conflicting police reports, false leads and rampant homophobia. Gretchen and John Morning’s gripping documentary follows Kathy’s search and reveals a darker, less favorable side of a European city known for its progressive attitudes.