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JFK Friday FREE Film Festival - Fridays at 7:00 p.m. at the North Dakota Heritage Center

John F. Kennedy

PT 109 (1963)

September 27
Film intro by Bill Butcher
Dramatizaqtion of John Kennedy's war-time experiences, during which he captained a PT boat sunk by a Japanese destroyer. He helped survivors make their way to an island and signaled for rescue.

Thirteen days (2000)

October 4
Film intro by Mark Sundlov
Dramatization of the Kennedy administration's struggle to contain the Cuban Missile Crisis during 13 days in October 1962 when the United States and the Soviet Union were seemingly on the brink of nuclear war.

Seven Days in May (1964)

October 11
Film intro by Clay Jenkinson
United States military leaders plot to overthrow the president because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty and they fear a Soviet sneak attack.

Dr. Strangelove (1964)

October 18
Film intro by Larry Skogen
Arguably the best political satire of the century, this film pulled the rug out from under the Cold War by arguing that if a "nuclear deterrent" destroys all life on Earth, it is hard to say exactly what it has deterred.

Oliver Stone's JFK (1991)

October 25
Film intro by Clay Jenkinson
Examines events leading to the assassination of President John Kennedy and an alleged subsequent cover-up through the eyes of former New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison.


These films set the context for The Kennedy Legacy: 50 Years Later, November 5-7, 2013.
Sponsored by the State Historical Society of North Dakota and Lewis & Clark Fort Mandan Foundation

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