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MIPCOM Picks 2013: “Jackie Without Jack”

This project centers around a series of taped conversations featuring JFK’s widow, conducted mere months after the assassination of her husband. In the conversations, she recounts her history with him, beginning to build the myth in the process.
September 1, 2013

Partners: What’s Up Films for France 3, France 5; distributed by ZED

Length: 1 x 52 minutes

Airing: TBD

Rights available: All rights worldwide

From French filmmaker Patrick Jeudy (Marilyn: The Last Sessions) comes another examination of the myth of Kennedy’s Camelot. This time, the film centers around a series of taped conversations featuring the president’s widow, Jackie, conducted mere months after the assassination of her husband. In the conversations, she recounts her history with JFK, beginning to build the myth in the process. Jackie Kennedy has proven to be one of the more charismatic characters in modern American history, and this project could stand out nicely amongst the oncoming onslaught of JFK assassination anniversary commemorative content.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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