The documentary Amanda Knox is set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2016 and Netflix has just released the film’s poster and trailer. The documentary was directed by Rod Blackhurst (Here Alone) and Brian McGinn (Chef’s Table) and features interviews with Amanda Knox, her co-defendant/ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, Italian prosecutor Giuliano Mignini, and Nick Pisa, reporter for Daily Mail. Amanda Knox will debut on Netflix on September 30th.
The Plot: Was she a cold-blooded psychopath who brutally murdered her roommate or a naive study abroad student trapped in an endless nightmare? In the Netflix Original Documentary Amanda Knox, directors Rod Blackhurst and Brian McGinn and producer Mette Heide (Peabody Award-winner India’s Daughter) explore the notorious case that made headlines around the world. Twice convicted and twice acquitted by Italian courts of the brutal killing of her British roommate Meredith Kercher, Amanda Knox became the subject of global speculation as non-stop media attention fed the public’s fascination through every twist and turn of the nearly decade-long case.
In a world that remains strongly divided on the legal findings, Amanda Knox goes beyond guilt or innocence to shed new light on the events and circumstances of the past nine years. Featuring unprecedented access to key people involved and never-before-seen archival material, the film shifts between past to present, exploring the case from the inside out. As a hunger for salacious and exciting news stories grows, what role do we all play in the perpetuation and the creation of ‘front page’ ready narratives? Amanda Knox is a human story that goes past the headlines to examine the often fraught relationship between true crime tragedy, justice and entertainment.
Watch the Amanda Knox trailer and teaser videos: