JonBenét Ramsey was six years-old when she died in 1996, and over two decades later, the mystery surrounding her murder remains thick with conspiracy theories and speculation. CBS stirred the pot again last fall with the series “The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey,” and now comes “Casting JonBenét” which takes its own unique approach to the sensational crime.
Directed by Kitty Green, the filmmaker intriguingly uses local actors from Ramsay’s hometown of Boulder, Colorado to weave a unique look at the crime, the suspects, and more, utilizing a unique hybrid of fiction and non-fiction filmmaking. Here’s the official synopsis:
In 1996, Boulder, Colorado was rocked by the mysterious death of six-year-old pageant queen, JonBenét Ramsey. Two decades later, director Kitty Green returns to audition local actors, unpacking how each remembers and relates to the ill-fated Ramsey family. A darkly moving exploration of crime, guilt and personal bias, Casting JonBenét expertly blurs the lines between documentary and drama.
“Casting JonBenét” hits Netflix on April 28th.