This December marks documentary film editor Matthew Hamachek’s fifth visit since he graduated in 2003. During each trip back to the Hill, Hamachek shares his most recent documentary work and meets with students to discuss the film and his career. Hamachek’s previous visits included screenings of ‘Racing Dreams’ (Curry, 2010), ‘If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front’ (Curry, 2011), ‘Gideon’s Army’ (Porter, 2013), and ‘Cartel Land’ (Heineman, 2015). This time, Hamachek’s visit focused on the highly acclaimed Netflix original documentary, ‘Amanda Knox,’ which he edited, co-produced, and co-wrote.
‘Amanda Knox’ (Blackhurst & McGinn, 2016), examines the conviction, trial, and eventual acquittal of Amanda Knox, an American exchange student that was accused of murdering her roommate and fellow exchange student, Meredith Kercher, in Perugia, Italy in 2007. Using never before seen footage and unprecedented interviews, the film condenses almost a decade of media coverage, investigative evidence, and archival material into a 90-minute film.