Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy

Showings

Milliken at the Dennos Museum Wed, Jul 30, 2014 12:00 PM
Sponsored by: Paul & Carol LaPorte
Bijou by the Bay Fri, Aug 1, 2014 12:00 PM
Sponsored by: In Memory of Helen and Jim from Governor William G. Milliken and Joyce Braithwaite-Bri
Film Info
Section:Documentary
Release Year:2013
Runtime:82 min.
Type of Film:Feature Documentary
Rating:NR
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Subtitles:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Anne Hathaway
Bérénice Bejo
Michelle Williams
Kirsten Dunst
Chris Cooper
Demian Bichir
Director:Bill Couturié
Produced by:Bill Couturié
Anne Sandkuhler
Editing By:Mark Brewer

Description

Fifty years after the country was brought to its knees following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, “Letters to Jackie” pays timely tribute to the president’s life, revisiting America in the 60s and the enduring legacy of a beloved presidency. In the two months following the assassination, Jacqueline Kennedy received over 800,000 letters from average American citizens offering condolences to the First Lady and mourning the loss of a great leader. Oscar-winning filmmaker Bill Couturié artfully combines archival footage with Kennedy family home movies, set to vivid readings of the letters by an all-star cast of actors, to create a portrait of the hopes, dreams, and promise for a better future that Kennedy signified to many in our nation. Bring Kleenex.

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