F for Fact

Reference Film
2017



Casting JonBenét.

Kitty Green (2017)

A magnificent provocation to the very notion of truth  
Kitty Green’s avant garde documentary allows people auditioning to play JonBenét Ramsey and her family to expound their conspiracy theories about the unsolved murder of the child beauty pageant star JonBenét. However, this isn’t really a film in search of a definitive truth – it’s a deliberate provocation to the conventional notion of truth in the age of media frenzies over salacious crime. There are only opinions, and facts are pliable – a very pertinent theory considering the current news agenda. – The Guardian

How to dissect a 20-year old murder case that attracted massive press attention at the time, and not use one piece of archive material? Here’s a fantastic example.



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Sandberg Temporary Master Programme 2020-2022