Parkland

2014-04-25 07:57
 
What it's about:

Recounting the chaotic events that occurred in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963, Parkland weaves together the perspectives of a handful of ordinary individuals suddenly thrust into extraordinary circumstances, from the young doctors and nurses at Parkland Hospital, to Dallas’ chief of the Secret Service, to an unwitting cameraman who captured what became the most watched and examined film in history, to the FBI agents who nearly had the gunman in their grasp, to the brother of shooter Lee Harvey Oswald, left to deal with his shattered family, to JFK’s security team – witnesses to both the president’s death and Vice President Lyndon Johnson’s rise to power over a nation whose innocence was forever altered.

What the critics say:

Kennedy specialists will glean nothing new, and those hoping for sobriety will flinch at the camera's intrusions.
- Anthony Lane, New Yorker

This episodic drama is set in Dallas during the three days after the JFK assassination, and some of it is highly charged. 
- Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

Takes one of the most traumatizing events of the American 20th century and turns it into a trivia digest. 
- Kyle Smith, New York Post

A sad tale well told. 
- David Edwards, Daily Mirror



November 22, 1936, 12:38. A trauma patient is rushed to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. His name is President John F. Kennedy.
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