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CHAPPAQUIDDICK

East Coast Premiere

DIRECTED BY John Curran

Country: USA
Language: English

Running Time: 107min
Film Year: 2017
Category: Jordan Ressler Screenwriting Competition

On July 18, 1969, Senator Ted Kennedy was driving around Chappaquiddick Island when he accidentally drove his car off a bridge, resulting in the death of 28-year-old campaign aide Mary Jo Kopechne. It was a tragedy that quickly morphed into a scandal when a team of spin doctors went to work to protect the Kennedy brand, at the expense of the truth.

Handled with great restraint and insight, director John Curran paints a vivid picture of the Chappaquiddick Incident, following every moment and decision that led to Kennedy not reporting the accident for 10 straight hours. Powered by a quietly arresting performance from Jason Clarke, Chappaquiddick is not only a fascinating piece of history, but an astute character study of a deeply flawed political figure who carried the burden of a dynasty on his shoulders.

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credits

Director: John Curran
Producer: Mark Ciardi, Campbell McInnes
Screenwriter: Andrew Logan, Taylor Allen
Executive Producer: Chris Fenton, Taylor Allen, Andrew Logan. Chris Cowles
Production Company: Apex Entertainment

Music: Garth Steveson
Cinematographer: Mayrse Alberti
Editor: Keith Frasse

Cast: Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Bruce Dern, Jim Gaffigan, and Olivia Thirlby

John Curran

John Curran is a writer and director from New York City, New York. He has directed six features: Praise (98), We Don’t Live Here Anymore (04), The Painted Veil (06), Stone (10), Tracks (13), and his latest film, Chappaquiddick (17).

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