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The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst

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A groundbreaking six-part documentary directed and produced by Andrew Jarecki and produced and shot by Marc Smerling (the Oscar nominees behind "Capturing the Friedmans") delves into the strange history of real estate heir Robert Durst, long suspected in the still-unsolved 1982 disappearance of his wife as well as the subsequent murders of family friend Susan Berman and neighbor Morris Black. It features an extended, revealing interview with Durst himself, with whom Jarecki developed a unique relationship following the release of "All Good Things," Jarecki's 2010 feature about Durst's life starring Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst. "The Jinx" results from nearly a decade of research by the filmmakers, who expose police files, key witnesses, never-before-seen footage, private prison recordings, and thousands of pages of formerly hidden documents.

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Filmmakers spend nearly a decade investigating Robert Durst and his alleged crimes, speaking to more than 100 participants in an attempt to get the truth.
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In the 33 years since her disappearance, family and friends of Kathie Durst continue to hunt for the truth about what happened to her.
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In 2003, Galveston, Texas, becomes a media circus as the press descends to cover the trial of Robert Durst; Durst's legal team decides to make an unusual plea; Robert is put on the witness stand.
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In 2000, a tip leads a district attorney to re-open the investigation into the disappearance of Kathie Durst; investigators begin to focus on Durst's close friend, Susan Berman, a witness who was overlooked in 1982; Susan Berman is found murdered.
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Durst reveals details about his childhood including witnessing his mother's suicide and recalls how he was pressured to join his father's business; in 1982, Robert makes a report to police that his wife has gone missing.
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In 2001, a dismembered corpse is found floating in Galveston Bay, Texas and police arrest Robert Durst for the murder of his neighbor; in 2012, Robert Durst reaches out to filmmakers Andrew Jarecki and Marc Smerling and agrees to be interviewed.

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