JFK50: Kennedy Now. Films screening and discussion with Sandra Ristovska and Peter Almond

Virtual JFK - poster

On Thursday 21 November, the Open Society Archives will host a presentation in film and discussion on the legacy of John F. Kennedy; a legacy which involves issues of global conflict resolution, world peace, nuclear arms, and political leadership. Beyond controversy and nostalgia, what does the Kennedy Presidency mean today? 

The presentation will feature:

  • Screenings of three films, 13 Days, Virtual JFK: Vietnam if Kennedy Had Lived, and Be... Kennedy... Be Khruschev... (The Armageddon Letters) 
  • Comments by John Shattuck, Rector and President of Central European University and a former U.S. Ambassador and Assistant Secretary of State, as well as the former Chief Executive Officer of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.

There will be two discussants:

  • Sandra Ristovska, Visiting Research Fellow at the CMCS, documentary filmmaker and a PhD candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. Sandra's research explores the role of video in public discourse and policy deliberations with a particular focus on human rights video advocacy.
  • Peter Almond, Film producer and former Fellow in film studies at Yale. He produced 13 Days and Virtual JFK... and served as consulting producer for The Armageddon Letters.

The event starts at 4:15; seating is limited. More information on the OSA website