JonBenét’s Tricycle is a nonfiction film chronicling the little pink three-wheeler allegedly owned by mysteriously murdered six-year-old beauty-pageant queen, JonBenét Ramsey. The documentary follows the trike’s way-weird journey from the Ramsey’s home turned crime scene in 1996 to its present place in the possession of self-described “crazy collector” Andrew Novick.
More specifically, the movie is described on its official website as follows:
JonBenét’s Tricycle is, yes, about a tricycle that actually belonged to JonBenét Ramsey and the candy canes seen along the front walk of the Ramsey house. It is told in the context of the collector, Andrew Novick, who possesses these items and how they relate to other objects in his collections. It is not about the murder of JonBenét so much as it is an exposé of the pop culture around the unsolved case, the strange list of suspects, and the public and media’s interest in it. You won’t find pageant scenes or other footage of JonBenét in this movie. Instead, the collected items are taken for a ride through various circumstances, including psychics and ghost hunters, the red carpet, and on a flight to Georgia.
A short version of JonBenét’s Tricycle premiered to acclaim earlier this month at the 39th Denver Film Festival, prompting its makers to launch a Kickstarter to help fund a feature-length version.
You can watch the short below and, should you be so moved, contribute to the Kickstarter fund here. Fund-raising ends tomorrrow, November 19.
Main photo: JonBenét’s Tricycle official publicity image [promotional photo]