Andrew Jarecki finds that dealing directly with his subject leads 'Jinx' to new places

February 27, 2015 4:08 PM

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His directorial debut, the Oscar-nominated documentary "Capturing the Friedmans," was a gripping portrait of a father and son accused of child molestation. The subject of his latest project, the six-part HBO series "The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst," was born into a fabulously wealthy Manhattan real estate family but is better known - infamous, even - for his connections to three mysterious deaths.

Robert Durst's first wife, Kathie, went missing in 1982. Eighteen years later, his close confidant, Susan Berman - who also happened to be the daughter of a Las Vegas mobster - was murdered in her home just before she was due to speak to New York police about Kathie's disappearance. And in 2001, Dur...

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