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'Jackie' Offers Fictional But Personal Look at an American First Lady

In his psychological drama, Jackie, Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain paints an impressionistic portrait of First Lady Jackie Kennedy during the first days after her husband’s assassination on November 22, 1963. The film relies on anecdotal stories, newspaper clippings and archival footage and it is a cinematic attempt to peel off Jackie’s complex personality rather than to document JFK’s assassination. Larrain uses the tragedy to reveal Jackie’s complexities. He reconstructs her different...

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