R | | Biography, Drama, History
Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.
The real-life intimacy about Jacqueline Kennedy, meant Director Pablo Larraín felt he had to get to know the private Jackie in his own mind and heart. He realized, like most people, he knew little of who she was beyond the profuse imagery we've all seen of a charming First Lady and stoic widow. He wanted to crack open her gilded image, and look for starker truths. As he searched, he was more and more moved by Jackie's compassion, her care for not only for her children, but for her husband's legacy, and for the nation's battered psyche.
Mrs. Kennedy? They told me to come up. And I'm so sorry for your loss.
Jackie Kennedy: Have you read what they've been writing? Krock and Merriman and all the rest?
The Journalist: Yes, I have.
Jackie Kennedy: Merriman's such a bitter man. It's been just one week. Already they're treating him ...
The Journalist: ...
Aboard Air Force One upon landing in Dallas, "Jackie" is looking into a mirror and putting on the pink pillbox hat as she recites a speech in Spanish. In reality, Jackie had already delivered that speech the previous evening in Houston when she and JFK made an appearance at a LULACS (League of United Latin American Citizens) gathering.
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