The Witness

Director James D. Solomon
Genre Documentary
Runtime 89 minutes
Country of Origin USA
Language English
Supplier FilmRise
Festivals/Awards Official Selection - NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL 2016
Release Date In theatres on June 17, 2016


Bill Genovese's decade-long journey to unravel the truth about the mythic death and little-known life of his sister, Kitty, who was reportedly stabbed in front of 38 witnesses and became the face of urban apathy. THE WITNESS begins in 2004 when The Times questions its original story: the number of witnesses, what they observed, the number of attacks. None was more affected by the story than Bill. He vowed not to be like the 38, volunteered for Vietnam, and lost both legs. What if Kitty's mythic story is an urban myth? Breaking his family's half-century of silence, Bill seeks to find the truth confronting the witnesses, the killer, their families and his own. THE WITNESS is about bearing witness, loss and forgiveness, and what we owe each other.

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Press & Articles

“ Review 'The Witness' powerfully revisits the murder of Kitty Genovese ” - Los Angeles Times

“” - Wall Street Journal

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In Theatres Now

June 17-23, 2016 Toronto, ON Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
July 15-17, 2016 Victoria, BC Vic Theatre
July 30-Aug.4, 2016 Ottawa, ON Mayfair Theatre
July 8-11, 2016 Vancouver, BC Rio Theatre
July 1-7, 15-22, 2016 Calgary, AB Globe Cinema

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