Have you watched the JFK Documentary by Oliver Stone on Netflix? Here, you can read some information about this documentary film.
About JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass
JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass is an American-British documentary film which is released in 2021. This film is about the assassination of John F. Kennedy based on the 1992 non-fiction book Destiny Betrayed: JFK, Cuba, and the Garrison Case by James DiEugenio and on newly declassified evidence about the case. This film is directed by Oliver Stone and it premiered on July 12th, 2021 in the Cannes Premiere section at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. Whoopi Goldberg and Donald Sutherland narrated this film.
As explained on Collider site, for the last 58 years, the assassination of John F. Kennedy has become the material of debate and has been enveloped by conspiracy theories. There are a lot of TV shows, books, and movies about that fateful day. However, there is none more prolific and swimming in controversy than film JFK by Oliver Stone in 1991. 30 years later, Oliver Stone made a new documentary film again which is released on Showtime. The title of the documentary film is JFK Revisited: Through The Looking Glass.
This documentary film premiered at Cannes Film Festival earlier in 2021. The film presents a new look at the archive of material which is recently declassified and has been re-examined and then put into the public record. In this documentary film, the audience will be informed that this unsolved murder was not only shocking, but also it was probably calculated.
Whoopi Goldberg and Donald Sutherland narrated this film and there are new interviews with witnesses, historians and other experts on the subject.
Interviewees of the Film
- John R. Tunheim
He was born on September 1st, 1953 and he is the Chief United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.
- Henry Lee
He is a Chinese-American forensic scientist and he was born on November 22nd, 1938. He is one of the foremost forensic scientists in the world and he is founder of the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science.
- Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
He is an American environmental lawyer, conspiracy theorist, author and anti vaccine advocate. He was born on January 17th, 1954 and he is a son of U.S. senator Robert F. Kennedy. Not only that, he is also a nephew of President John F. Kennedy.
- James K. Galbraith
He is an American economist and he was born on January 29th, 1952. At the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and at the Department of Government, University of Texas at Austin, he becomes a professor.
- David Talbot
He is an American journalist, activist, author and independent historian. He was born on September 2nd, 1951 and he is known for his books about the hidden history of U.S. power and the progressive movements to change America and his public advocacy.
- Cyril Wecht
He is an American forensic pathologist and he was born on March 20th, 1931. He has become the president of both the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the American College of Legal Medicine.
- John R. Tunheim
Ixtlan Productions and Pantagruel Productions produced this film with funding by Ingenious Media.
Release of the Film
On November 12th, 2021 this film was released on video on demand and it was televised on Showtime on November 22nd, 2021. On November 26th, 2021, in the U.K. and Ireland, it was theatrically released by Altitude Film Distribution.
- Directed by: Oliver Stone
- Based on: Destiny Betrayed: JFK, Cuba, and the Garrison Case by James DiEugenio
- Produced by: Robert S. Wilson
- Narrated by: Whoopi Goldberg, Donald Sutherland
- Cinematography: Robert Richardson
- Edited by: Kurt Mattila
- Music by: Jeff Beal
- Production companies: Ixtlan Productions, Pantagruel Productions, Ingenious Media
- Distributed by: Altitude Film Distribution
- Release Date: July 12th, 2021 (Cannes), November 12th, 2021 (United States)
- Running time: 118 minutes
- Country: United States
- Language: English
About Oliver Stone
William Oliver Stone was born on September 15th, 1946. He is a film director, screenwriter and producer from America. Oliver Stone achieved an academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay as writer of Midnight Express (1978).
There are a lot of films that he makes focusing on controversial American political issues during the late 20th century. As explained on Wikipedia, different camera and film formats are often combined in a single scene as shown in JFK in 1991, Natural Born Killers in 1994 and Nixon in 1995.
Oliver Stone is the son of a French woman named Jacqueline and Louis Stone who was a stockbroker. He was born in New York City and he grew up in Manhattan and Stamford, Connecticut. In New York City, Oliver Stone became a student of Trinity School before he was delivered to The Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania by his parents. In 1964, he graduated from The Hill School and then he was admitted to Yale University, but then he left in June 1965 when he was 18.
In 1971, Oliver Stone graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. In the same year, he got a small acting role in the comedy entitled The Battle of Love’s Return.
Documentary films where he is as director or executive producer are listed below.
- The Last Days of Kennedy and King (1998)
- Comandante (2003)
- South of the Border (2009)
- Castro in Winter (2012)
- Mi amigo Hugo (2014)
- A Good American (2015)
- Ukraine on Fire (2016)
- Revealing Ukraine (2019)
- JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass (2021)
Here are some awards that he achieved.
- He won Academy Awards for Best Picture for Platoon in 1987.
- He won Academy Awards for Best Director for Platoon in 1987.
- He won Academy Awards for Best Director for Born on the Fourth of July in 1990.
- He won Academy Awards for Best Adapted Screenplay for Midnight Express in 1979.
- He won BAFTA Awards for Best Direction for Platoon in 1988.
- He won Golden Globe Awards for Born on the Fourth of July in 1989.
- He won Golden Globe Awards for Best Director for JFK in 1991.
- He won Golden Globe Awards for Best Director for Platoon in 1986.
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