Bobby Kennedy for President, chapter 3

Showed at Images 11/4/2018

Starring: Robert F. Kennedy

Rich Remsberg was Archival Producer on Bobby Kennedy for President. Remsberg will talk about his work on this project and others in conversation with Williams College professor Shawn Rosenheim.

We will be showing Chapter 3 of Bobby Kennedy for President

Robert "Bobby" Kennedy led a political career that included serving as attorney general during the presidential administration of his brother, John, but he had greater ambitions. Those ambitions included running for president with a campaign that lasted only 83 days before he was assassinated in Los Angeles in June 1968. This four-part docuseries examines the "Bobby Phenomenon" of the 1960s and the politician's continuing influence decades after his untimely death. The show features interviews with RFK confidantes and staffers, including Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), singer Harry Belafonte and lawyer Peter Edelman.

  • Director: Dawn Porter
  • Runtime: 63 minutes
  • Genre: Documentary, History

“Dawn Porter’s film highlights the importance of idealism, especially for leaders who are tasked with grand, big picture challenges. It shows what was lost along with Robert Kennedy while reminding us that gun violence has been a national problem for far longer than young viewers might realize.”

– Indiewire