Working this time with American subjects, Green once again demonstrates a remarkable skill at drawing out her subjects, and they reward her with astonishing frankness in the interviews.
Just among the mostly middle-aged women auditioning for the role of Patsy alone, there are those who empathize deeply with the former beauty queen and find it unthinkable, especially as mothers themselves, that she might have murdered her own child.
Rest assured, nearly every conceivable theory is aired about what happened that night, ranging from the pedophile-intruder theories to abuse from those closer to home.
Whatever the case may be, Green, in collaboration with her casting associates Annie Hamilton and Brian McCulley, has managed to find an impressively diverse spectrum of characters and types with distinctly different takes on the JonBenet story.
The climactic shot is a long track across the set made up to look like the Ramsey house, where all the auditionees in identical clothes — a dozen or so Patsys, Johns, Burkes and JonBenets — all play out their scenes at once in a precisely timed panorama, as carefully choreographed as a work of avant-garde theater.
Green and ace editor Davis Coombe Being Evel, Chasing Coral immediately cut to some of the little boys auditioning for the role of Burke ably smashing watermelons with large flashlights.