“Forgotten Hollywood”- Remembering RFK…

Posted on April 25, 2018 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here… 

“`Robert Francis Kennedy’s life and a transformation into a liberal hero is coming to  Netflix in a new four-part documentary series available on Friday.  Through archival footage and interviews with friends and staffers, Bobby Kennedy for President takes an in-depth view at what compelled him to seek public office, the items that shaped him, and his legacy decades after his assassination.

“`It takes viewers through RFK’s time as attorney general, his depression following his brother’s assassination, entry into the 1968 presidential race, and his own death (83 days later). The documentary explores Bobby’s growth on issues as Civil Rights through the guidance of black leaders such as John Lewis, now representing the nation as a Democratic congressman.

“`This series is produced by RadicalMedia, Trilogy Films, and LooksFilm, and features interviews from Sirhan’s brother, Munir Sirhan; and Juan Romero, an Ambassador Hotel busboy who was at Bobby’s side. For Romero, a Mexican immigrant, it was one of the few times he has openly talked about Kennedy’s death; something he has felt guilty about for years, since RFK stopped to shake his hand before the gunshots. Viewers also hears from dramatic figures in Kennedy’s life, including Paul Schrade, who was shot in the head when Sirhan Sirhan murdered Bobby on June 5th, 1968.

“`Film makers spent more than a year gathering footage from museums, news outlets, and presidential archives that transports viewers to a different time. Some of the footage, which shows RFK from his college days to the last day of his life, had never before been digitized, and was at risk of being lost forever.

“`He was once called the most likely American in the 20th Century to become president. But, Robert F. Kennedy’s bid to follow in his older brother’s footsteps as a commander-in-chief was cut short by a man with a gun.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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