Official Trailer for Indie Film '37' About the Murder of Kitty Genovese

September 7, 2016
Source: Vimeo

37 Movie Trailer

"If you show weakness, people will walk all over you." Do you know the story of Kitty Genovese? A trailer has debuted for the film 37, inspired by the true story of the murder of Kitty Genovese in 1964. The title refers to the 37 people who were witnesses to her rape and murder, yet did nothing to stop it. The film is told entirely from the perspectives of her apathetic neighbors in Queens, who chose not to get involved for fear of unintended consequences. The ensemble cast stars Samira Wiley, Michael Potts, Maria Dizzia, Jamie Harrold, Thomas Kopache, Lucy Martin, Adrian Martinez, Sophia Lillis, Marquise Gary and Christina Brucato as Kitty Genovese. This trailer shows promise, even though it seems so depressing.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Puk Grasten's 37, straight from Vimeo (found via TMB):

37 Movie Poster

37 is 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. 37 examines the lives of a group of families during the day and night of a tragedy that shocked America. 37 is both written and directed by Danish filmmaker Puk Grasten, making her feature directorial debut. This is based on her own short film she made in 2013 while at NYU. The film premiered at the Göteborg Film Festival in Sweden and played at the Moscow Film Festival, where it won Best Director and the Russian Film Critics' Best Film. Puk Grasten's 37 opens in limited theaters + on VOD starting October 7th this fall. Anyone interested in this?

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Ah man this is going to be hard to watch. Kitty's case was a landmark event which gave us "The Bystander Effect" whereby humans will "diffuse responsibility" when they are conscious of other people seeing the same incident. It was also evidenced when a band of teenagers gang raped a woman jogger during the middle of the day in Central Park, Manhattan. Spoilers Specifically, her case was especially said because the attacker was allowed to return to finish Kitty after being scared away.

DAVIDPD on Sep 7, 2016


I think you are referencing the Central Park Five:

redtie on Sep 7, 2016


"inspired by the true story of the murder of Kitty Genovese in 1964" ....ah not according to the documentary by her brother called "The Witness". This is a fabrication, 37 people didn't just watch her get murdered. Most called the police.

bill on Sep 7, 2016


Yes, I was, but I did not want to give them any further notoriety. This Burns' doco is the only one of his works that I do not like.

DAVIDPD on Sep 8, 2016


Why, because it dares to expose the truth?

same on Sep 9, 2016


Thanks, I hadn't heard of that documentary previously...

cuckoozey on Sep 8, 2016


Strange, this and that Lennon film seem to share a sense of amateurism in filmmaking that I haven't seen before. Wonder if there's a connection between the two other than the setting. I also agree with bill below about the validity of the premise of the film, which has been debunked previously.

cuckoozey on Sep 8, 2016


Between style and substance, I can hardy discern substance ...

shiboleth on Sep 9, 2016

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