American Experience: RFK
A Film Documentary Directed by David Grubin
Thursday, February 18, 2010Augusta Savage Gallery from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Free and open to the public.
In conjunction with the L.A. Theatre Works' Tuesday, February 23 presentation of RFK: The Journey to Justice , the Fine Arts Center will be screening a documentary film on Thursday, February 18 at the Augusta Savage Gallery in New Africa House.
Utilizing interviews and archival footage, this film offers an inspiring portrait of the influential leader—from his visionary politics to his interpersonal relationships and the tragic 1968 assassination that cut short a brilliant life and promising career. Featuring extensive interviews with family members, friends, journalists, Washington insiders, and civil rights activists, American Experience: RFK chronicles the pivotal role Robert Kennedy played in many of the major events of the 1960s—the Cuban Missile Crisis, the civil rights movement, and the war in Vietnam.
The film looks closely at Kennedy's complicated relationships with some of the leading figures of his day, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Lyndon B. Johnson, among them. And it reveals much about his personal world, his role as family mediator, and his overwhelming grief and guilt following the assassination of his older brother. Produced by David Grubin, the award-winning director of FDR and LBJ.