Sedona Film Festival launches ‘Something to Talk About’ series at Fisher Theatre
Sedona AZ (November 26, 2013) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to launch its new “Something to Talk About” series with the Northern Arizona premiere of “JFK: A President Betrayed” on Thursday, Dec. 5. There will be two shows at 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre. The event will include a discussion after each screening, hosted by Andrea Houchard from the Sedona Philosophy Circle.
The Kennedy Administration, the golden days of our American “Camelot”, is one of the most written about and popular periods of American history. But there is one profound and moving story still waiting to be told.
“JFK: A President Betrayed” uncovers new evidence that reveals how President John F. Kennedy boldly reversed deeply entrenched pro-war government policy to embark on secret back-channel peace efforts with Russian President Nikita Khrushchev, Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and other “enemies” of the United States. The film raises many questions as to whom his real enemies were.
“JFK: A President Betrayed” offers a poignant look at the 35th president’s desperate, solitary struggle to mitigate armed conflict and makes clear the extent to which he risked political capital – and, ultimately, his life – to pull the world back from the brink of war and possible nuclear annihilation. Featuring new, probing interviews with advisors to Kennedy and Khrushchev, “JFK: A President Betrayed” is a meticulously well-researched portrait of a president who refused the counsel of powerful, hawkish government officials advocating for, among other things, a U.S. nuclear strike against the Soviet Union. Instead, Kennedy learned to trust his gut – instincts forged by the considerable suffering he experienced during the Second World War, and tested by the early crises of his administration.
Narrated by Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman, “JFK: A President Betrayed” brings to light how President Kennedy was subverted by top US officials and considers how the world might be different had he lived.
Andrea Houchard, from the Sedona Philosophy Circle, will host a post-film discussion after both screenings of the film.
“JFK: A President Betrayed” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. Tickets are available in advance at the Sedona International Film Festival office or by calling 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.