JFK Film Series

President John F. Kennedy


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Fifty years ago this November, President Kennedy was assassinated. As the country remembers him this fall, the Department of English will host a film series on the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus that will address both his legacy and the conspiracies surrounding his assassination.

The first film will be Milos Forman’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest based on Ken Kesey’s Great American Novel of the same name. The film is one of the few winners in history of the big five Academy Awards (Film, Actor, Actress, Director, and Screenplay). English Professor Damon Franke will introduce the film and illustrate how the film and adapted screenplay directly comment on JFK’s assassination. The film will be shown on the eve of this year’s World Series in the spirit of one of the great scenes in the film.

As our nation will surely discuss and commemorate JFK in the lead up to the 50th anniversary of his death (November 22, 1963), the Southern Miss Gulf Coast community can revisit, learn, and participate in this discussion as we show Oliver Stone’s JFK in two parts. Professor Franke will lead discussion after the screening with an emphasis on facts surrounding the JFK assassination.

These screenings are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided courtesy of the Southern Miss Cultural Arts Fund.

TUESDAY, October 22, at 6:30 p.m.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Gulf Coast Library Room 204

TUESDAY, November 12, at 6:30 p.m.

JFK Part I
Gulf Coast Library Room 204

TUESDAY, November 19, at 6:30 p.m.

Gulf Coast Library Room 204