Fifty-two years after the murder of Kitty Genovese comes a documentary that plays out like a TV movie. Kitty’s youngest brother is a Colombo-esque presence as he gently prods people who might provide clues to what really happened. Missing is any appreciation for context therefore any sense of why this murder might have triggered these emotions at that time. For those who don’t know much about Kitty Genovese, this is certainly a good introduction… as long as you realize this documentary opens more questions than it answers.
Photo: Family photo of Kitty provided by the filmmakers.