‘Parkland’: Still haunted

October 3, 2013


Fifty years after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, “Parkland” still has the power to hit you like a fast-moving bus.

A recreation of Nov. 22, 1963, as seen through the eyes of people who were directly involved, Peter Landesman’s film has the immediacy of a documentary, though it is a dramatization with actors. It takes you places and puts you into the middle of scenes that you’ve only heard or read about. It reminds you of just what a personal loss Kennedy’s assassination felt like – not only to his immediate circle but to people who only knew him through headlines and television. (More…)