Casting JonBenet
First screened in November 2017
Director: Kitty Green. Documentary about casting sessions for a film about murdered child/model JonBenet Ramsey, which become a de facto crowdsourcing of memories and speculations about the crime, the victim, and the perpetrators.

Twitter Capsule: Joshua Oppenheimer directs Waiting for Guffman. Flush with ideas about acting, deep pain, and tabloid conjecture.

VOR:   Such a creative way into a moral minefield, evoking what's crucial about the case by avoiding the obvious, formally and rhetorically.

Photo © 2017 Netflix/Forensic Films/
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Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

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