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The staircase / Annapurna Television ; created by Antonio Campos ; directed by Antonio Campos, Leigh Janiak ; written by Antonio Campos, Maggie Cohn, Emily Kaczmarek, Craig Shilowich.


Inspired by a true story, The Staircase follows writer and war veteran Michael Peterson after the suspicious death of his wife Kathleen. On December 9, 2001, Michael makes a frantic 911 call reporting Kathleen has fallen down the stairs of their Durham, NC home. But when the district attorney brings murder charges, members of Michael's blended family must choose whose side they're on and which version of events to believe. As the case becomes engulfed in a media circus, a French documentary film crew arrives to meticulously chronicle its many twists and turns. Intertwining multiple perspectives and timelines, this gripping limited series explores the elusive nature of truth, while serving as an intimate portrait of a family's grief.

Record details

  • Physical Description: 3 videodiscs (520 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [United States] : SDS : [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Wide screen.
Special features: 8 inside the episode featurettes; Peterson Home set tour; The art of acting sustainable set tour; Georgia Public locations; The Owl theory.
Participant or Performer Note:
Colin Firth, Toni Collette, Michael Stuhlbarg, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sophie Turner, Odessa Young, Dane Dehaan, Tim Guinee, Parker Posey, Rosemarie DeWitt, Olivia DeJonge, Vincent Vermignon, Juliette Binoche.
Target Audience Note:
CHV rating: 14A.
System Details Note:
DVD; region 1, NSTC; wide screen; English Dolby Digital 5.1.
Language Note:
English dialogue; English subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Subject: Peterson, Michael (Michael I.) > Drama.
Peterson, Kathleen, 1953-2001 > Drama.
Murder > North Carolina > Durham > Case studies > Drama.
Murder > Investigation > North Carolina > Durham > Case studies > Drama.
Trials (Murder) > North Carolina > Durham > Case studies > Drama.
Uxoricide > North Carolina > Durham > Case studies > Drama.
Novelists > Biography > Drama.
Genre: Television crime shows.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Detective and mystery television programs.
Biographical television programs.
Television mini-series.
Television series.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Upper Skagit Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Upper Skagit Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Upper Skagit Library STA 1014990 Adult DVD Available -

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