Cincinnati World Cinema & Cindependent Film Festival present:

October  24,  7:00 PM
with post-film discussion

A suspenseful documentary, morphing from
mystery whodunit to exploration of journalistic ethics.


CITIZEN SLEUTHTrue Crime is highly popular across all mediums, in particular the explosive growth of true crime podcasts, where oversight is sparse, traditional journalistic rules do not always apply and the line between truth and profit making is often blurred.

In “CITIZEN SLEUTH” Ohio-based director Chris Kasick introduces us to Emily Nestor who lives in a small town in West Virginia. For years she idolized Clarice Starling from The Silence of the Lambs, and wanted to become a detective in her own right.

When Jaleayah Davis was found dead on the side of I-77 near Marietta, Emily became fixated on who might have killed the twenty-year-old girl. While Davis’ passing was ruled part of a self-inflicted car accident, rushed policework and the odd nature of the fatal injuries raised suspicions.

In her search for the truth, with no training and limited resources, Emily turned to podcasting – hosting “Mile Marker 181.”
           It did not turn out the way she expected.

“One of the best dissections of our current obsession with true crime that I’ve ever seen.”
— Brian Tallerico, Managing Editor of He also writes about film for the NYT, Vulture, GQ, and The Playlist.

Tallerico goes on to say, “How does a podcaster stay objective when their bottom line is based on mystery more than truth? If a case ends, the advertising dollars do too. 
“Citizen Sleuth” goes from an interesting personality piece to something richer that speaks to the entire world of true crime.”

Cindependent Film Festival board member and lead programmer Jonny Shenk will be with us to discuss the film.


“CITIZEN SLEUTH” director Chris Kasick, 2023, 82 minutes.

THE GARFIELD THEATRE, 719 Race St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. Google Map    Garfield Parking Options

Tuesday Oct 24, 7  pm

Adult Tickets are $10.00 in advance, $15.00 at the door. Student Tickets are $8.00 in advance, $12.00 at the door. Advance tix are available online via the Tix Button, and by phone at (859) 957-3456.

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Outside food and drink is not allowed in the theatre.
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It couldn’t be easier – across the street from the Garfield Theatre, you’ll find the Butcher & Barrel, home of delicious shareables, salads, entrees, sides and desserts, plus excellent wine, craft beer and mixed drinks.

CWC patrons receive a 15% discount on their order, excluding alcohol; menu is on the website. Reservations are strongly recommended, especially if you are dining between weekend sessions. You should present your online confirmation or ticket from the event, and let your server know if there are time constraints. The discount is valid only for the date of ticket.

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Cincinnati World Cinema

in the Mark Painter Screening Room 
at The Garfield Theatre

719 Race St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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