Chappaquiddick

Showed at Images 4/27/2018–5/3/2018

Starring: Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Jim Gaffigan, Bruce Dern

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With great restraint and insight, director John Curran and screenwriters Andrew Logan and Taylor Allen draw from documents from the investigation into the Chappaquiddick incident to tell the real life story of the scandal and mysterious events surrounding the tragic drowning of of a young woman when Ted Kennedy drove his car off the infamous bridge.

This riveting drama intimately exposes the broad reach of political power, the influence of America's most celebrated family, and the vulnerability of Kennedy, the youngest son, in the shadow of his family legacy.

  • Director: John Curran
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1 hour 46 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, History

“While the finer details surrounding the late-night car accident that killed Mary Jo Kopechne have long remained fuzzy, the script builds off the known factors, crafting a nuanced portrait of Ted Kennedy during one of the worst (and most formative) events of his life.”

– Indiewire