With the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination just weeks away, the time is ripe for rediscovering the forgotten speculative drama “Executive Action.”
Starring Burt Lancaster and co-authored by legendary blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, it predated Oliver Stone's "JFK" by 18 years with a relatively unsensational, streamlined approach avoiding Stone’s frilly distractions from a compelling argument.
Moreover, “Executive Action” eerily anticipated the astonishing new book “Dallas 1963” and its unprecedented retrospective of America’s most volatile city at that time…..a hotbed of radical, polarized ideologies both secular and non-secular, all with a common enemy: John F. Kennedy.
“Executive Action” will screen Saturday, November 2nd, at 7 p.m. at the Newman Center (92 Broad Street, across from PSU's Myers Fine Arts Building), with post-viewing discussion to follow.
Free and open to everyone, this is an all-16mm, all-celluloid event with no high-fructose digital additives whatsoever. Please help support proudly organic film preservation/appreciation!