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Casting JonBenet (2017)

TV-14 | | Documentary | 28 April 2017 (USA)
In the months following the unsolved murder of 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey, responses were elicited from her Colorado hometown community, creating a work of art from the collective memories and mythologies the crime inspired.

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Kitty Green

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Kitty Green
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hannah Cagwin ... JonBenet Ramsey / JonBenet Ramsey Auditionee / Herself
Aeona Cruz ... JonBenet Ramsey Auditionee / Herself
Liv Bagley Liv Bagley ... JonBenet Ramsey Auditionee / Herself
Shylee Sagle Shylee Sagle ... JonBenet Ramsey Auditionee / Herself
Danika Toolson Danika Toolson ... JonBenet Ramsey Auditionee / Herself
Nicole Hamilton Nicole Hamilton ... JonBenet Ramsey Auditionee / JonBenet Ramsey Dance Double / Herself
Emma Winslow Emma Winslow ... JonBenet Ramsey Auditionee / Herself
Elle Walker Elle Walker ... JonBenet Ramsey Auditionee / Herself
Jerry Cortese ... Officer French / John Ramsey Auditionee / Himself
Kit Thompson Kit Thompson ... Patsy Ramsey / Patsy Ramsey Auditionee / Herself
Amy Dowd ... Patsy Ramsey / Patsy Ramsey Auditionee / Herself
Teresa Cocas ... Patsy Ramsey / Patsy Ramsey Auditionee / Herself
Stephanie Federico Stephanie Federico ... Patsy Ramsey Auditionee / Herself
Tamara Hutchins ... Patsy Ramsey Auditionee / Herself
Deb Hultgren Deb Hultgren ... Patsy Ramsey / Patsy Ramsey Auditionee / Herself
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The unsolved death of six-year-old American beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey remains the world's most sensational child murder case. Over 15 months, responses, reflections and performances were elicited from the Ramsey's Colorado hometown community, creating a bold work of art from the collective memories and mythologies the crime inspired.

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A Unique Look at a Well-Known Tragedy
26 March 2018 | by matthewssilverhammerSee all my reviews

Casting JonBenet is, obviously, about the infamous JonBenet Ramsey case that captured the disturbed attention of America in the 90s. However, it's also a documentary about documentaries, recognizing and embracing the fact that editorializing is impossible to sidestep when you have humans behind the scenes. An art house doc that often gets a little too self-reflective for its own good, it's still a uniquely disturbing and absurdly funny way of depicting the truth vs. social consciousness.


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