U.S.A., 2012, 97 min.
Monday, July 30 8:30 PM
at the Chilmark Community Center
The story of the remarkable life of Ethel Kennedy is told by those who know Ethel best: her family. Directed by her Emmy Award-winning daughter, Rory Kennedy, the film features candid interviews with Ethel and seven of her children. The film is a personal portrait of Ethel’s political awakening, the life she shared with Robert F. Kennedy, and the years following his death, when she raised their eleven children on her own. Intimate, funny, and moving, Ethel offers a rare look inside a political dynasty strengthened by family bonds, a compassion for others, and a wisdom forged from both hardship and triumph.
Arrive at 7:45 for a pre-film discussion on the lawn with director Rory Kennedy.
“It's this mixture of historical factoids tethered by a genuine emotional core that manages to warm the heart...this film works as an emotional journey unto itself, generating laughter and tears without undue manipulation.” – Robert Bell, Exclaim
Official Selection - Sundance Film Festival 2012
Winner, Audience Award - Sarasota Film Festival 2012
This film is also screening at 6:00pm.
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