Many ‘Letters,’ one night
Rockland — “Letters to Jackie,” a documentary about the hundreds of thousands of condolence letters received by first lady Jacqueline Kennedy after the death of her husband, will be screened Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St.
When President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, the world came to a crashing halt as the nation grieved for its leader whose promise of a brighter future was cut tragically short. During this time the president's widow, Jackie Kennedy, received thousands of letters from the public offering their heartfelt condolences. This touching film focuses on these deeply personal letters that flooded in from all over the country to comfort a woman they greatly admired who was not just the fashionable first lady, but also a wife and a mother.
Set against a treasure trove of archival footage taken during the Kennedy era, the moving letters are read by 20 of today's top actors including Jessica Chastain, Chris Cooper, Viola Davis, Zooey Deschanel, Kirsten Dunst, Anne Hathaway, Laura Linney, Frances McDormand, Mark Ruffalo, Octavia Spencer, Channing Tatum, Betty White and Michelle Williams.
This film is not rated. Tickets are $8.50, $7.50 for students and senior citizens. For more information on all upcoming films, live concerts, HD broadcasts and events at the Strand, visit rocklandstrand.com; call 594-0070, ext. 3; or email email@example.com.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or firstname.lastname@example.org.