Letters to Jackie

Center Presents

Letters to Jackie

Free Film Screening

7:30PM Thursday, November 14, 2013

Winspear Opera House

2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201


All seating for this screening, including RSVPs, are available on a first come, first served basis and no seats are guaranteed. Please arrive early for your best chance to get a seat.

The AT&T Performing Arts Center, in conjunction with the Dallas Film Society, the World Affairs Council and the Sixth Floor Museum, present Letters to Jackie.

Join us for this special public screening of acclaimed new documentary Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House on Thursday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m.

The screening will be immediately followed by a Q&A with the film’s director, Mr. Couturié. Lee Cullum, host of KERA’s “CEO,” will moderate the discussion.

The documentary, by Academy Award-winning director Bill Couturié, is based on the outpouring of sympathy and grief shared in letters sent to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy after President Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas on November 22, 1963, a Friday. By Monday, 45,000 letters had arrived at the White House. Within seven weeks, Mrs. Kennedy had received 800,000 from across the world. Letters to Jackie features 20 of the most remarkable letters, read by a stellar cast, including Academy Award-winning actress Anne Hathaway, who reads the letter of Janis Crabtree of Dallas. Mrs. Crabtree is scheduled to attend the screening. The film also includes archival footage, some never seen before, from the Sixth Floor Museum and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

The participating talent also includes Academy Award winners Octavia Spencer, Frances McDormand, Chris Cooper and Melissa Leo; Tony Award winner Viola Davis; Golden Globe winners Michelle Williams and Jessica Chastain; and Emmy Award winners Betty White, Laura Linney and Allison Janney. The film also features the voices of young Hollywood celebrities like Channing Tatum, Kirsten Dunst, John Krasinski and Zooey Deschanel.


The DALLAS Film Society celebrates films and their impact on society. A 501©3 non-profit organization, the DALLAS Film Society recognizes and honors filmmakers for their achievements in enhancing the creative community, provides educational programs to students to develop better understanding of the role of film in today’s world, and promotes the City of Dallas and its commitment to the art of filmmaking. The annual DALLAS International Film Festival is a presentation of the DALLAS Film Society. In addition to producing one of the largest festivals in the Southwest, the Society produces numerous year round events, screening series and partnership programs with arts organizations around the city.

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