Princetonians Gather for Preview of Documentary by Andrew Jarecki ’85

February 5th, 2015 / Advancement

Jinx Director Andrew Jarecki ’85 (right) with Lewis Center chair Michael Cadden.

Princetonians gathered at HBO’s New York City headquarters on February 3 for a preview screening of the newest documentary created by Andrew Jarecki ’85. The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst focuses on the scion of a wealthy New York real estate family who has been accused of three murders over the past three decades but never convicted.

“Over the seven years in which we pursued this story through all its unexpected revelations, uncovering the truth became an obsession,” said Jarecki.

Jarecki’s earlier documentary, Capturing the Friedmans, was nominated for an Academy Award and won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

Michael Cadden, chair of the Lewis Center for the Arts, led a Q&A session following the screening.

The six-part documentary series premieres on HBO on February 8.