Jackie (15)
Double Bill, Film

Date and time
Fri 24th November 2017 at 6:30pm

Audience Reaction: 53.1%

2015 (Chile | France | USA | Hong Kong) ( Biography, Drama, History )

DIRECTOR: Pablo Larraín
STARRING:Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig

The assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963 sent shockwaves around the globe but it was also a moment of private grief for his widow and children. Jackie ventures into the life of a traumatised, blood-spattered Jackie Kennedy (Natalie Portman) as she struggles to cope with her loss and anger while acutely aware that the whole world is watching. This was a time in which Mrs Kennedy had to battle for her personal right to participate in the commemoration and the mourning, and felt crowded out by the self-important boys’ club made up of the Kennedy menfolk and Lyndon B Johnson’s incoming team.
Superbly shot and nominated for 3 Oscars, ‘Jackie’ becomes something deeper and more emotionally potent. On its surface, it is a portrait of her bravery and her determination to solidify her dead husband’s legacy. But at its core, it’s about a young, strong, unimaginably frightened woman seizing the opportunity to live a life she can finally call her own.

(1hr 40min)

Tickets on sale 3rd November 2017