Art in the Form of Film: Jackie (2016)
November 20, 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Date: Friday, November 20, 5:45-9pm
Fee: $7, includes a glass of wine or bottle of water.
A biopic on what happened to Jackie Kennedy during the week following JFK’s assassination seems appropriate to watch in November. Starring the talented Natalie Portman as the eponymous character, the story details Jackie’s private pain along with the management of her very public grieving. But of fascinating interest is Jackie’s realization that history had handed her the opportunity to construct the narrative of her husband’s legacy. Many of JFK’s handlers believed Jackie to be politically naïve, but perhaps because of that belief, she was able to single-handily fashion the enduring Camelot myth regarding her husband’s presidency. If you’ve ever wondered about the enigmatic Jackie – and who hasn’t – this is a film not to be missed. Instructor Paul Marino will introduce the film, raise questions to ponder and host a post-viewing discussion.