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Press Release - Public Invited to attend Free Showing of Seven Days in May Film

Contact: Kim Jondahl

Public Invited to attend Free Showing of Seven Days in May Film

BISMARCK — The public is invited to attend a free showing of Seven Days in May, on Friday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at the North Dakota Heritage Center lobby in Bismarck. Dakota Institute Director Clay Jenkinson will provide a brief introduction to the film. This film is the third of five movies that are part of the JFK Friday Film Festival sponsored by the State Historical Society of North Dakota and the Lewis & Clark Fort Mandan Foundation. The films relate to John F. Kennedy, and are being offered as a prelude to The Kennedy Legacy symposium on Nov. 5-7.

In Seven Days in May, US military leaders plot to overthrow the president because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty, and they fear a Soviet sneak attack. Actors Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Fredric March, and Ava Gardner star in this 1964 film.

Other free films coming up include Dr. Strangelove on Friday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m., with an introduction by Dr. Larry Skogen, interim chancellor of the North Dakota University System, and Oliver Stone’s JFK on Friday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m., with an introduction by Clay Jenkinson.

For more information, contact Communications & Education Director Kim Jondahl, State Historical Society of North Dakota, at 701.328.1476.

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