I saw this very important & well-made film last night at a special KPFK screening. I plan to see it again this weekend. I highly recommend that you see it too.
“THE AMERICAN MEDIA & THE SECOND ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT JOHN F KENNEDY”
Directed by John Barbour
Opening Today At
Laemmle’s Music Hall Theatre 9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills 90211 www.laemmle.com/films/42206
Friday, May 26th thru Thursday, June 1st 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Director John Barbour will Host a Q&A
Following the 7:00 PM Screenings on Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday
THE AMERICAN MEDIA & THE SECOND ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT JOHN F KENNEDY Tells the story of how the CIA took over the MEDIA with ‘Project Mockingbird’ to create FAKE NEWS to pursue their FOREIGN POLICY military objectives in Cuba and Viet Nam. It tells the story of President Kennedy’s war with the CIA over their lust for permanent war. It shows the flood of FAKE NEWS that overwhelmed Americans and helped drown the truth of Garrison’s case. It also tells the story of Director John Barbour’s career challenging ordeals in struggling to get a MEDIA platform for Mr. Garrison to tell his story. In the final analysis, though, this film is the ultimate AMERICAN STORY!”
When he had Clay Shaw arrested for conspiracy to murder President Kennedy, New Orleans’s District Attorney Jim Garrison announced that he would prove in court that the CIA was behind the assassination, just as they had arranged the murders of democratically elected presidents in Iran and Guatemala. Garrison called it a “no risk” operation aided by some in the media. Using CIA documents, ‘The American Media & The Second Assassination of President John F. Kennedy’ tries to prove that Garrison was right. Filmmaker John Barbour posits that the CIA infiltrated the media with ‘Project Mockingbird’ to create what we now call fake news to further their bellicose objectives in Cuba and Vietnam, objectives Kennedy was resisting. Barbour goes on to show how subsequent propaganda overwhelmed Americans and drowned the truth of Garrison’s case. He also tells the story of his own ordeals struggling to get a media platform for Mr. Garrison to tell his story.
The film is based upon three-and-a-half hours of interviews that Garrison granted Barbour and is a sequel to Barbour’s 1992 film: “The JFK Assassination: The Jim Garrison Tapes” which won the Best Documentary Award at the San Sebastian International Film Festival.