Executive Action (1973) – 35MM – From The Vault
The Texas Theatre and The G William Jones Film and Video Archive at SMU and the Top Ten Records Project are excited to host a screening of this somewhat lost treasure, “Executive Action”, the first cinematic exploration of an alternative narrative of the assassination of JFK. Featuring a screenplay by blacklisted writer Dalton Trumbo and starring Burt Lancaster, the film depicts a perfect storm of political co-conspirators in various levels of government, ruthless capitalists, military hawks and rogue hitmen all with something to gain from the murder of John F Kennedy on that fateful day. When first released, ten years after the fact, the film was rejected by the public, yanked from theaters in its second week and did not appear on television for over another decade as a result of its controversial content.
Just a few days ahead of the 55th anniversary of JFK’s shocking death, you’ll have the unique opportunity to watch the film at the historic Texas Theatre, the very same theatre where police arrested Lee Harvey Oswald during a screening of “War is Hell” after he allegedly gunned down officer J.D. Tippit.
$5 // 8PM // Sunday November 18th // Proceeds benefit the G William Jones Film and Video Archive and Top Ten Records