Reference Film

Casting JonBenét, 2017

Kitty Green

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

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