Director Andrew Jarecki talks about making of his first narrative feature, All Good Things, starring Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst and Frank Langella. It's inspired by the bizarre, real life story of Robert Durst — the wealthy son of a New York real estate magnate — whose wife went missing in 1982 and whose good friend is murdered years later. Durst wasn't tried for either of those cases, but later was arrested in Texas after his neighbor’s dismembered body was found floating in Galveston Bay. Durst, who had been living there disguised as a mute woman, pled self defense and got three years in prison for illegal dismemberment of a body. Today he's free. Jarecki talks about the threatened lawsuit by the Durst family organization and how Robert Durst actually liked the film.
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Banner image of Kirsten Dunst and Ryan Gosling in All Good Things, courtesy of Magnolia Pictures