Amanda Knox 

Documentary | English, Italian with English subtitles | 92 minutes

 

Info
Amanda Knox, a 20-year-old American, doing post-graduate work in Perugia, and her Italian boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, are accused of brutally murdering Amanda’s roommate, Meredith Kercher. The Italian prosecutor, Giuliano Mignini, portrays Amanda as a loose, quirky woman who slept with many men. Mignini also asserted in a frenzied sex orgy Amanda stabbed her roommate. Fueling the trial, the tabloid press went wild, calling Amanda the “Foxy Knoxy.” Amanda was found guilty. After further investigations revealed  shoddy work by the police, Amanda was exonerated. But only after she spent four years in prison.
Major Participants:
Amanda Knox
Raffaele Sollecito
Giuliano Mignini
Why Stream This Film?
Amanda Knox, the film, reveals how a sensationalist press and an unscrupulous prosecutor, portraying Amanda as an American deviate living in a centuries old Italian city, were able to persuade a jury to convict an innocent person. After exoneration, Amanda returned to the United States, became an activist, and wrote her best-selling memoir, Waiting to Be Heard.”
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 83%
  • Metacritic Score: 78
Accolades
  • Primetime Emmy Awards: Nominated, Outstanding Documentary
  • Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards: Nominated, Best Director (Brian McGinn, Rod Blackhurst)
  • American Cinema Editors, USA: Nominated, Best Documentary

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AMANDA KNOX is a gripping and incisive documentary. The film captures how the unreality of tabloid journalism has slid through digital portals into the mainstream becoming part of the toxic air of misinformation we now breathe.
Owen Gleiberman

VARIETY

You don’t have to remember the gutter headlines inspired by its namesake to find the true-crime documentary AMANDA KNOX completely riveting. The directors, Brian McGinn ad Rod Blackhurst, have produced a tightly edited, coherently structured and ultimately moving reassessment that burrows beneath the lurid in search of the illuminating.
Jeannette Catsoulis

The New York Times

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