Screen/Society--AMI Showcase--Alumni Filmmaker Homecoming Series--"Amanda Knox" + Q&A w/ dir. Brian McGinn '07
(Rod Blackhurst & Brian McGinn, 2016, 92 min, Denmark/USA, in English and Italian w/ English subtitles, Color, Digital)
--Q&A to follow with director/executive producer Brian McGinn ‘07
Was she a cold-blooded psychopath who brutally murdered her roommate or a naive student abroad trapped in an endless nightmare? In the Netflix Original Documentary Amanda Knox, directors Rod Blackhurst (Tribeca Audience Award-winner Here Alone) and Brian McGinn (IDA Award-winner Chef's Table), and producer Mette Heide (Peabody Award-winner India's Daughter) explore the notorious case that made headlines around the world.
-- 2017 Primetime Emmy Award nominee for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special and Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming!
“The directors have produced a tightly edited, coherently structured and ultimately moving reassessment that burrows beneath the lurid in search of the illuminating.” – Jeannette Catsoulis, The NYTimes
"Blackhurst and McGinn do a vise-tightening job with the unpacking the facts as we now know them, as we never knew them (including rarely seen court documents and police video), and as they were originally distorted beyond all reason.” -- Robert Abele, TheWrap
Cost: Free and open to the public
Sponsors: The Duke Entertainment, Media and Arts Network (DEMAN), the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI), the Duke Alumni Association (DAA), the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts, and #Artstigators.