The Witness, opening Friday at Gene Siskel Film Center, tells a story we all think we know: in March 1964, a 28-year-old bar manager named Kitty Genovese was stabbed to death late one night as she returned home to her apartment in Kew Gardens, Queens, her screams unheeded by her neighbors in another apartment building across the street. “For more than half an hour 38 respectable, law-abiding citizens in Queens watched a killer stalk and stab a woman in three separate attacks in Kew Gardens,” wrote Martin Gansberg in the New York Times two weeks after the crime. Continue reading >>