New Meetup: VIRTUAL JFK @ Music Hall, Thursday, 3/26, 7:40 PM

From: Lindsie
Sent on: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 12:16 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Los Angeles Film Enthusiasts!

What: VIRTUAL JFK @ Music Hall, Thursday, 3/26, 7:40 PM

When: March 26,[masked]:15 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: My fondest memories of John F. Kennedy are those of his frequent televised news conferences, and a few snippets from them, in the trailer for this little movie, and the subtitle, "Vietnam if Kennedy Had Lived", were all I needed to schedule this during the only week that it's scheduled to play in LA...that it's getting pretty high praise is just icing on the cake...

If you want to know more, check out the Official website.

Tickets are already available at the Laemmle website.

The Synopsis: Virtual JFK is a fascinating investigation of one of the most debated "what if" scenarios in the history of U.S. foreign policy: What would President John F. Kennedy have done in Vietnam if he had not been assassinated in 1963, and had he been re-elected in 1964? Using an array of resources, the film employs what Harvard historian Niall Ferguson calls "virtual history," assessing the plausibility of counterfactuals, "what ifs" and the outcomes they might have produced. The film examines Kennedy's decision-making patterns, like his responses to such Cold War events as Bay of Pigs and East Berlin. Studying Kennedy's term of presidency is not merely an academic exercise; it serves as a case study of the broader issue about presidents and their decisions regarding war and peace. Virtual JFK offers a timely and chilling reminder that the individual who holds the office of the president matters greatly indeed.

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/West-los-Angeles-film-fanatics-group/calendar/9979090/

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