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‘Letters to Jackie’ Documentary Shows Snapshot of 1960s America’s Grief Over Kennedy’s Assassination

A new documentary is aiming to put a fresh perspective on President John F. Kennedy’s legacy, by retracing it through the moments when the American public reacted to his assassination.

“Letters to Jackie,” a two-hour film based on the book by the same name, features several Academy award-winning actors reading 20 condolence letters mailed to then-first lady Jackie Kennedy in the weeks following her husband’s death.

“Letters to Jackie” will open the American Film Institute’s AFI Docs film festival today in Washington, D.C.

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