The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (NR) 360 minutes

The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst-Documentary Series– NR– A highly stylized true crime story in 6 chapters from Director Andrew Jarecki and producer Marc Smerling. This groundbreaking series sheds new light on reclusive real-estate pariah Robert Durst, while unraveling one of the most notorious unsolved crimes in New York history: Durst’s wife, Kathie, writer Susan Berman, and Durst’s neighbor, Morris Black, in Glavston, Texas, dating back to 1983. It uses a wide array of existing footage including news, security footage, police evidence, and archival interviews combined with footage shot by Jarecki, which is composed of contemporary interviews, visual reenactments (some of which were shot at Jarecki's upstate New York home), and self-reflexive footage of Jarecki's film-making process and peculiar working relationship with Durst. Its complex editing style and narrative construction emphasize the contradictions within both Durst's life and the bizarre and grisly murders he allegedly committed.