Casting JonBenét

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Casting JonBenét's unorthodox approach to its genre sets it apart in a crowded field, making for a uniquely thought-provoking true crime documentary hybrid.

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After two decades of media speculation and public fascination, filmmakers explore the macabre legacy of the world's most famous child-murder case.

Cast & Crew

Jennifer Dong
Executive Producer
Avy Eschenasy
Executive Producer
Figo Li
Executive Producer
Michael Latham
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Davis Coombe
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  • The unsolved 1996 murder of six-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey generated a tidal wave of tabloid garbage; this documentary by Kitty Green surfs atop it, exploiting the crime no less but giving it an art-film respectability.

    April 13, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Desperately, these people all want the truth -- as well as the gig -- and that tension is what makes Casting JonBenet provocative.

    May 17, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • It uses the Ramsey story as a prism for documenting our rabid rumor-mongering and far-away judgments of personalities hoisted onto a media stage. It is, oddly enough, about acting.

    May 17, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Scolding rather than revealing.

    May 12, 2017 | Full Review…
  • The strangest, most unnerving and, indeed, thoughtful approach to the case is currently streaming on Netflix. That's Casting JonBent, which is neither ghoulish nor exploitive.

    May 8, 2017 | Full Review…
  • "Casting JonBenet," is in many ways a deeply unsatisfying, even infuriating film, but I wouldn't want not to have seen it.

    May 1, 2017 | Full Review…

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