After months of dizzying anticipation, Thanksgiving is finally upon us. And if your holiday is anything like mine, it probably means you’re surrounded by boisterous relatives who agree on absolutely nothing except: 1) the stuffing was better last year, 2) why did that worthless, lazy, good-for-nothing in-law bring a pathetic fruit tart again instead of pumpkin pie, and 3) the cousin’s new dog definitely has a personality disorder.
So in the spirit of such holiday cheer, why not duck out and watch a gripping movie on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy?
This Thanksgiving, to commemorate the 49th anniversary of the assassination, the Roxie Theater will screen Oliver Stone’s 1991 film “JFK.”
From the synopsis on theater’s website:
November 22nd, 2012 marks the 49th Anniversary of the Assassination of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States of America. John F. Kennedy’s assassination has proven to be one of the most pivotal moments in our nation’s history. Since that day back in 1963, the events surrounding the assassination have been fueled with both controversy and speculation as to what really happened. The Roxie Theatre will be honoring John F. Kennedy on November 22nd (Thanksgiving) by screening the director’s cut of Oliver Stone’s 1991 film JFK. In addition to the film screening, several highly regarded experts on the Kennedy Assassination have agreed to take part in a discussion of the events surrounding the assassination. This is a rare and unique opportunity to gain great insight into the Kennedy Assassination and how it has shaped the world we live in.”
The screening begins at 4 p.m. For details, click here.