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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Netflix has some of the best crime documentaries shown on its site and it continues to acquire more for its lineup.

The steaming service announced it acquired the worldwide rights to Kitty Green’s documentary CASTING JONBENET before its world premiere at the Sundance FilmFestival later this month. The film is in the U.S. Documentary Competition at the well-known film festival.

CASTING JONBET explores the media sensation unresolved child-murder case of the six-year-old American beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey. With years of media speculation and public fascination, the documentary examines the legacy surround this mysterious case. The filmmakers over 15 months travelled to Ramsey’s Colorado hometown for responses, reflections and even performances from the local community. The examination looks at how this crime shifted the attitudes and behaviors of the following generations of parents and children.

Green has UKRAINE IS NOT A BROTHEL in her past credits, a full-length documentary film that looks into the topless protest group Femen. She previously won short film non-fiction jury prize award at Sundance in 2015 for her documentary THE FACE OF UKRAINE: CASTING OKSANA BAIUL.

Netflix plans to release the doc film in the Spring of 2017 and it will also have a limited theatrical release.

Source: Netflix

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.