JFK's Final Days.

JFKs Final Days from Amon Carter Museum on Vimeo.

History Produced by The Sixth Floor Museum at the Dealey Plaza, this documentary shorts cuts together film and video footage from a range of sources to create a visual collage of the Kennedy's final few days, detailing the various events attended and speeches in chronological order.  The effect mimics the editing style of Oliver Stone's mid-career films, the cross cutting between colour and black and white and film stocks, but this, despite the rather forbidding voiceover, is more involving because this is about what would otherwise have been incidental moments in a President's life given greater import by subsequent events.

It was created to coincide with an exhibition at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Hotel Texas: An Art Exhibition for the President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy, which brought together a collection of paintings which had been gathered and hung in the Kennedy's hotel room during their stay in Dallas which included a Russell, a Picasso and a Van Gogh. Presumably because this was the most secure hotel room in the city at the time it was felt they'd be quite safe. The exhibition's landing page includes clearer images of the paintings in situ as well as the paintings themselves along with audio testimony from witnesses.

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