• Dir: Oliver Stone

  • USA, 1991, 189 mins, 35mm

  • Cast: Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Sissy Spacek

Vietnam veteran-turned-notorious filmmaker Oliver Stone delivered the most accomplished and controversial film of his career with this epic investigation into the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy. In a kaleidoscopic frenzy of film stocks, flashbacks and courtroom testimonies (that earned the film Oscars for both Cinematography and Editing), Stone details the efforts of District Attorney Jim Garrison (a never better Costner) to prove that a government conspiracy, and not Lee Harvey Oswald, was responsible for the president’s death. Featuring an all-star cast, including breakout roles for Gary Oldman and Tommy Lee Jones, JFK remains one of the most captivating courtroom dramas ever brought to the screen, all the more incredible because it might be true.

1992 Academy Awards, Best Cinematography and Best Film Editing
1992 Golden Globe Awards, Best Director

Further Readings:
JFK, From 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die by Steven Jay Schneider (N.Y: Barron’s, 2003)

10/9/2017(Sun): Post-screening talk with Long Tin



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