The Unseen Robert F. Kennedy

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
7:00 pm ET
New York

In Person

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
Kerry Kennedy
Chris Matthews
Moderator: Jeff Greenfield

The Paley Center is honored to present a very special look at Robert F. Kennedy through revealing outtake footage from the 1963 documentary Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment that has never been seen by the public. One of the most penetrating documentaries of all time, Crisis examined the Kennedy Administration as it grappled with the integration of the University of Alabama. Produced by Robert Drew, the film yielded an intimate portrait of two brothers—the President and the Attorney General—reviewing their options to further the civil rights movement. The Drew estate has uncovered more than seven hours of outtakes, notably featuring Robert Kennedy in conversation with officials and family. Thirty minutes of highlights from this archive will be screened, revealing a very intimate look at RFK as politician and father. After the screening, a panel of family members and experts will consider the legacy of Robert Kennedy on the fiftieth anniversary of his tragic assassination and his relevance to today.

Support for this event is provided by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.

The photo above [Courtesy of Drew Associates] shows Robert Kennedy with daughter Kerry.

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