Controversial Film Night: “JFK” | Berkeley
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The Tannery | 708 Gilman St. Berkeley, CA 94710
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Sunday, November 17, 2013
JFK (1991) | Underground Film Night: Obscure Super 8 & 16mm Movies | Berkeley
JFK (1991) details the actions of New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison, who takes it upon himself to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas, in 1963.
Upon JFK’s theatrical release, the film became embroiled in controversy. Many major American newspapers ran editorials accusing Stone of taking liberties with historical facts, including the film’s implication that President Lyndon B. Johnson was part of a coup d’état to kill Kennedy.
Still, JFK was nominated for eight Academy Awards (including Best Picture) and won two, Best Cinematography and Best Film Editing.
Director: Oliver Stone
Writers: Oliver Stone (screenplay), Zachary Sklar(screenplay), Jim Marrs (novel)
Stars: Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Jack Lemmon