Favorite Scenes №3: Casting JonBenet
Kitty Green made Casting JonBenet in 2017. It’s a documentary about documentaries. Using a variety of ingenious filmic devices Green repeatedly arranges and rearranges fact and fiction revealing the many filters and layers that reality passes through as it settles into a narrative in our mind. In this case the life of a little girl is continuously refracted through glamor, sensationalism, the media, our own projections, gossip, rumors, ever shifting memories, nostalgia, and superficial appearances, to generate a miasma where the idea of JonBenet resides.