RESISTANCE CINEMA Presents “DARK LEGACY” Terra Entertainment, Directed by John Hankey, (2008, 103 min)
WHEN: Sunday march 13, 2011 1:15 pm
WHERE: Community Church NY Gallery Room, 28 East 35th st. bet. Park & Madison Aves.
ADMISSION: Free, donations appreciated
The assassination of John F. Kennedy was a pivotal moment in American history. The investigation which followed and resulted in the Warren Commission’s report finding Lee Harvey Oswald as a lone gunman responsible for the murder has never been without controversy and has spawned a whole industry of theorists as to what actually did happen that day in Dallas on November 22, 1963. Armed with new government documents obtained through the Freedom Of Information Act, John Hankey goes deeper not only into the details of the actual event but perhaps more importantly the surrounding historical context and arrives at the disturbing conclusion that George Herbert Walker Bush knows the truth of what happened, assisted in a deliberate coverup and could possibly have participated himself in the “crime of the century”.
Part one presents the overwhelming mountain of evidence that President Kennedy was hit by bullets from the front and rear. Every witness in the Dallas emergency room attests, on camera, to the fact that a bullet from the right front blew a fist-sized whole in the back of the President's head. The New York Times carried these statements on the day of the murder; and has covered them up ever since.
Part two presents the on-camera testimony of the witnesses who actually handled the President's body, the FBI report, and the photographic evidence all proving unequivocally that the President's body was stolen from the Secret Service and the wounds altered, before the body was delivered to Bethesda Naval hospital for the autopsy. Jackie Kennedy accompanied an empty casket on the plane flight home. Who had the power to do all this without attracting public attention? It's a short list.
Part three presents the Nazi-connections of the Bush family, which prompted the FBI to seize their assets during WW II, as Nazi assets. It presents the suppressed fact that Watergate burglar and CIA operative E. Howard Hunt was found by a jury to have been in Dallas and involved in the conspiracy to kill Kennedy. Hunt was a supervisor of the misguided CIA-led anti-Castro Cubans who broke into the Watergate. He is not only connected to Bush through Watergate; and through Bush's father, Prescott; but five days after the assassination, the head of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover, wrote a memo, titled "Assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy" in which he named "George Bush of the Central Intelligence Agency" as the supervisor of what Hoover himself called the "misguided anti-Castro Cuban" killers of the President. Bush has said he doesn't remember the events of that day, but FBI documents place him in Dallas.
It is difficult to assess the stature and significance of someone who has been dead as long as John Kennedy. His killers have also been his detractors, actively desecrating his memory, as they did his body. Was the real motivation behind the assassination of the young idealistic president his vision of a world without nuclear weapons, his growing distance from the military establishment, and his apparent intentions to reduce rather than escalate the American involvement in Vietnam? These are the questions that hold the key to understanding this traumatic national event and the course of history that followed. But above all, what does it mean for us today? Indeed, what has been its legacy?