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    The Kitty Genovese Story-“The Witness” – Movie Review
    July 10, 2016 5:17 pm  
    The Kitty Genovese Story-“The Witness” – Movie Review

    by Joan Lengyel

    On March 13, 1964, Kitty Genovese was repeatedly attacked on a street in Kew Gardens, Queens.

    Soon after, the New York Times published a FRONT-PAGE STORY ASSERTING THAT 38 WITNESSES WATCHED her being murdered from their apartment windows–and did nothing to help.  The death  of Kitty Genovese, 28, quickly became a symbol of urban apathy.  The film follows the efforts of her brother Bill Genovese as he looks to uncover the truth buried beneath the story.  In the process, he makes startling discoveries about the crime that transformed his life, condemned a city, and defined an era.  A film by James Solomon…….Huntington Cinema Arts Center write up.

    I saw this movie two times. I lived in Kew Gardens a few blocks from the crime scene.   After I moved to Long Island and rode the LIRR I always thought of Kitty as we stopped or passed this station.  What got my attention is the media that is “reporting” news to us.  I do try to read between the lines and I never forget that we are dealing with a business.  Not only is this a story of our times it also is a very well made film.

    Get to see it.  It will be worth effort.

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