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Casting JonBenet

Casting JonBenet

Casting JonBenet

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2017 / 84min / DCP

DIRECTOR: KITTY GREEN

Q&A with director Kitty Green and producers Scott Macaulay and James Schamus following the 7pm show on Friday, April 28.

Casting JonBenet is a sly and stylized exploration of the world’s most sensational child-murder case, the still unsolved death of six-year-old American beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey. After years of media speculation and public fascination, audiences are presented with a documentary hybrid examining the macabre legacy of this tiny starlet. Over 15 months, the filmmakers traveled to the Ramseys’ Colorado hometown to elicit responses, reflections and even performances from the local community. In doing so, Casting JonBenet examines how this crime and its resulting mythologies have shaped the attitudes and behavior of successive generations of parents and children.

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