'Chappaquiddick' Brings Up Relevant Questions of Politics and Power at the Spring KCET Cinema Series March 27

Q&A immediately following with star Jason Clarke.

Scandal and mysterious events surrounded the tragic drowning of a young woman after Ted Kennedy drove his car off the now infamous bridge in 1969. Starring Jason Clarke as Ted Kennedy and Kate Mara as Mary Jo Kopechne, the film depicts the events that took the life of an aspiring political strategist and Kennedy insider…and how it ultimately changed the course of presidential history forever. It’s a gripping look into the influence of America's most celebrated family and the vulnerability of its youngest son in the shadow of his family legacy. Through true accounts documented in the inquest from the investigation, director John Curran as well as writers Andrew Logan and Taylor Allen, intimately expose the broad reach of political power.

“The Chappaquiddick incident is something that’s marked by a lot of conspiracy theories and a lot of falsehoods and so for us, part of the journey was making sure that we stuck to the facts and stayed as close to the truth as possible,” said Allen.

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“Chappaquiddick” will be released on April 6 by Entertainment Studios. The film was screened in the Gala Presentations section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. Q&A immediately following with star Jason Clarke and Pete Hammond of KCET’s Must See Movies.

At the screening, two pairs of tickets will be given to a lucky raffle winner for the exhibition "Leonard Bernstein at 100." The exhibition runs April 26-September 2, 2018 at the Skirball Cultural Center.

Deadline.com is the official media sponsor for the spring season of the KCET Cinema Series. The series began on February 20 and runs through April 10. The film screens at 7 p.m. at the Arclight Cinemas in Sherman Oaks (15301 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403). Nearby parking is available.


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