Part of our One Hit Wonders series, featuring great new documentaries at special one-night-only screenings!
The new documentary revealing the nation’s correspondence with Jacqueline Kennedy following JFK’s assassination in 1963, featuring letters read by Jessica Chastain, Mark Ruffalo, Channing Tatum, Michelle Williams and many more!
“Like opening a visual time capsule." - Punch Preview
“With staggering, exceptional archival footage, Letters to Jackie resonates on an emotional, even cathartic, level nearly fifty years after JFK’s passing.” - Basil Tsiokos, All Things Documentary
“An extremely moving and skillful homage to one of our most memorable leaders. Even more, it’s a celebration of the power of putting hand to paper and generously sharing the contents of one’s heart.” - William O. Sullivan, After Hours
When President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, the world came to a crashing halt as the nation grieved for its leader whose promise of a brighter future was cut tragically short. During this time the president’s widow, Jacqueline Kennedy, received thousands of letters from the public offering their heartfelt condolences. This touching film focuses on these deeply personal letters that flooded in from all over the country to comfort a woman they greatly admired who was not just the fashionable First Lady, but also a wife and a mother. Set against a treasure trove of archival footage taken during the Kennedy era, the moving letters are read by twenty of today’s top actors including Jessica Chastain, Chris Cooper, Viola Davis, Zooey Deschanel, Kirsten Dunst, Anne Hathaway, Laura Linney, Frances McDormand, Mark Ruffalo, Octavia Spencer, Channing Tatum, Betty White and Michelle Williams. (Dir. by Bill Couturie, 2012, USA, 88 mins., Not Rated, Emerging Pictures) Digital