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Controversial Film Night: “JFK” | Berkeley

Every Sunday Through March 23rd.
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The Tannery | 708 Gilman St. Berkeley, CA 94710

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Underground Film Night: Obscure Super 8 & 16mm Movies | Berkeley

The Berkeley Underground Film Society (BUFS) is an all ages club for collectors, researchers, and film enthusiasts in the East Bay and San Francisco area.

Their goal is to review and share a selective film history of movies on film.

Every Sunday, they screen buried, rarely projected, or otherwise obscure 8mm, Super 8, and 16mm prints from their collection.

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
16mm/Color/B&W/Sound/189 min.

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Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
Categories: East Bay, Movies
Address: 708 Gilman St. Berkeley, CA 94710