SLIFF: JFK: A President Betrayed

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UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (KPLR) – Cory Taylor is the director of “JFK: A President Betrayed”, one of the featured films in the St. Louis International Film Festival. Melanie Moon spoke with Taylor about his film.

“JFK: A President Betrayed,” narrated by Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman, uncovers surprising new evidence that reveals how John F. Kennedy - chastened by the Bay of Pigs fiasco, the Berlin Crisis, and the Cuban Missile Crisis - boldly reversed official United States government policy to embark on secret back-channel peace efforts with Nikita Khrushchev, Fidel Castro, and other sworn American enemies.

Facing intense opposition from his top military, CIA, and State Department advisers, Kennedy set out to de-escalate nuclear tensions, improve relations with Cuba, and withdraw U.S. personnel from Vietnam by 1965.

The film raises new questions about JFK’s still-unsolved assassination and the second term that never was. The film screens the day before the 50th anniversary of Kennedy`s assassination.

Thursday, Nov 21
Tivoli Theatre