The Making of “Making a Murderer”

Thursday, February 25, 2016

“Making a Murderer” directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos in person!

In this one of a kind event, DOC NYC artistic director Thom Powers conducts a live 90-minute interview with “Making a Murderer” directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, accompanied by clips, to focus on how the project came into being. They’ll discuss the ten year process of reporting, editing and releasing the series.

“Making a Murderer” follows the controversial story of Steven Avery in Manitowoc, Wisconsin and raises troubling questions over the process of justice in America. After the premiere of the first two episodes at DOC NYC in November 2015, the ten-hour series was released on Netflix in December. It swiftly became one of the most discussed documentaries ever. In the whirlwind of debate over Avery’s case, there’s been scant attention paid to the craft of the series that was ten years in the making. Whether you’ve binged the whole series or only know its reputation, this deep dive into the project is a fascinating look at the challenges and opportunities of independent documentary.

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