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Winner, Junior Jury Special Jury Prize for Innovative Filmmaking
A film that examines both our collective memory and the performative nature of nonfiction filmmaking, CASTING JONBENET is a gripping, stylized exploration of the world’s most sensational child-murder case, the still unsolved death of six-year-old American beauty queen, JonBenet Ramsey. Created over the course of 15 months, filmmaker Kitty Green traveled to the Ramsey’s Colorado hometown to elicit responses, reflections, and performances from the local community. The result is more than a retelling of the Ramsey case; it is instead a bold work of storytelling forged from the collective memories and mythologies the crime inspired.
In Person: Director Kitty Green
Fiction, Criminal Justice, Documentary, Law Enforcement, Media, Parenting, True Crime, Feature Film
Documentary Feature Competition
Kitty Green, Scott Macaulay, James Schamus