PARKLAND (Venice Film Festival, Venice Italy 2013)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.0|5.0 Starsìììì

Parkland, a refreshing 93-minute exploration of the JFK assassination, approaches its subject matter from a completely different perspective while skillfully interweaving actual broadcast radio recordings and archival footage throughout the film’s approach to its storyline. The film is based on the book “Four Days In November” written by Vincent Bugliosi. It’s a worthy addition to films dedicated to this subject. Watch for a superb performance by Zac Efron as Dr. Charles “Jim” Carrico.

Storyline

The John F. Kennedy assassination is re-examined through the eyes of ordinary persons impacted by the event—medical personnel, FBI agents, and the Oswald family.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Peter Landesman for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Tobin Armbrust, Guy East, Brian Falk, Joe Ricketts, and Ginger Sledge for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Abraham Zapruder (Paul Giamatti), Nurse Doris Nelson (Marcia Gay-Harden), James Hosty (Ron Livingston), Forrest Sorrels (Billy Bob Thornton), Lee Harvey Oswald (Jeremy Strong), Marguerite Oswald (Jacki Weaver), Jacqueline Kennedy (Kat Steffens), and Robert Oswald (James Badge Dale).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The film is a 50th Anniversary memoriam to the JFK assassination event. It’s a good watch.

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