RFK for President

Netflix’s documentary ‘Bobby Kennedy for President,’ which revisits the candidate’s brief 1968 run for the White House, debuts this Friday, April 27.

The four-part docuseries follows Kennedy from the day he announced his run – March 16, 1968 – to the day of his assassination on June 5 at The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

Bobby Kennedy for President features footage — “much of it digitized for the first time” – and “new interviews with those that worked closely with RFK and knew him well.”

Harry Belafonte, Rep. John Lewis, Rep. Neil Gallagher, Dolores Huerta, Ambassador William Vanden Heuvel, Paul Schrade, Franklin A. Thomas, William Arnone, Marian Wright Edelman and Peter Edelman are among those offering reflections on both the man and the events of that fateful campaign.

Kennedy previously served as attorney general for his brother, President John F. Kennedy, and then as US senator from New York.

“Bobby Kennedy remains one of the most important and influential figures in American political history, and we all felt that there was no better time to study his life and legacy,” said the Dawn Porter, the film’s director. “We take care to closely examine his transformation from law-and-order leader to a trailblazer with a progressive focus on civil rights and social justice in a tumultuous time for the country.”

The series is produced by RadicalMedia, Trilogy Films and LooksFilm.

For more, visit Netflix.

 

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