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'Parkland' presents chaos of Kennedy assassination

Monday - 9/2/2013, 1:10am  ET

COLLEEN BARRY
Associated Press

VENICE, Italy (AP) -- Director Peter Landesman says he licensed the infamous footage of John F. Kennedy's assassination for his film "Parkland" but decided to present it in reflection, and not as a straight image, to present events from an angle no one has seen before.

Landesman called Abraham Zapruder's film "probably the most-examined film in history," but said his movie "is not out to pick a fight" over conspiracy theories.

He therefore chose to show the historic images reflected in the eyeglasses of Zapruder, played by Paul Giamatti, to give the perspective of a witness. He said the film aims to show "the disorientation and the chaos" of the day and present events from a new perspective.

The film, with an ensemble cast, premieres Sunday in competition at the Venice Film Festival.


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