The Lie of Kitty Genovese’s Murder Lives on as an Allegory of Urban Despair. Near the conclusion of the astonishing new true-crime documentary The Witness, William Genovese hires a woman to play his sister That sister was Kitty Genovese, and her 1964 murder outside her home in Kew Gardens, Queens, was the moment New York City’s post-war glory faded for good, ushering in a more ominous epoch.
Catherine Susan "Kitty" Genovese (July 7, 1935 – March 13, 1964) was born in Brooklyn, New York City, the eldest of five children of Italian-American parents Rachel (née Giordano) and Vincent Andronelle Genovese. She was raised Catholic, living in a brownstone home at 29 St. Johns Place in Park Slope, a western Brooklyn neighborhood populated mainly by families of Italian and Irish herit...
Directed by Richard T. Heffron. With Raul Julia, John P. Ryan, Phillip Clark, Lucie Arnaz. On March 13, 1964, Catherine "Kitty" Genovese was attacked and viciously stabbed to death several times by a psychopath while nearby residents watched but did nothing to help.
Directed by Puk Grasten. With Samira Wiley, Michael Potts, Maria Dizzia, Jamie Harrold. A powerful drama and a fictional account of the night Kitty Genovese was murdered in 1964, Kew Gardens, Queens, where 37 neighbors witnessed the killing and did not intervene.
The Witness: Did 38 witnesses really do nothing while Kitty Genovese was murdered in Queens, NY, 1964? 50 years later her brother tries to find the truth.
Kitty Genovese was returning from work home at around 2:30 a.m. on March 13, 1964, when she was approached by a man with a knife. Genovese ran toward her apartment building front door, and the man ...
The name "Kitty Genovese" became synonymous with urban apathy after "The New York Times" printed an article stating that she was stabbed to death during an attack that lasted more than half an hour, while 38 witnesses did nothing. Fifty years later, her brother uncovers a lie that transformed his life, condemned a city and defined an era.
Kitty Genovese was the oldest of five children, a 28-year-old daughter of working-class Italian-American parents. Her father owned a coat and apron supply business. Kitty was an attractive, outgoing woman, and graduated from Brooklyn's Prospect Heights High School in 1954.
Directed by James D. Solomon. With William Genovese, Shannon Beeby, Kitty Genovese, Winston Moseley. The brother of Kitty Genovese investigates the circumstances of her murder and the truth of the story that dozens of locals witnessed the crime and did nothing to intervene.
Loosely based upon the appalling Kitty Genovese murder in 1964, wherein young Kitty was slain in front of her Queens apartment building as 38 onlookers refused involvement, this made for television movie, originally a back door pilot for ABC that failed to achieve high enough ratings deemed necessary for further production, shifts the action to Brooklyn and lowers the crime witness count to 15 ...