Casting JonBenét

The fundamental question of the documentary Casting JonBenet is: “What did these actors believe they were taking part in?” At a certain point, I imagine director Kitty Green let the actors in on the gag: that this film isn’t about the murder of JonBenét Ramsey, a 6-year old girl and beauty pageant contestant, but rather a film about the public’s morbid obsessions with it, and how that event shaped their lives.