ETHEL is about the remarkable life of Ethel Kennedy, told by those who know Ethel best: her family. Directed by her Emmy® Award-winning daughter, Rory Kennedy, the film features candid interviews with Ethel and seven of her children. The film is a personal portrait of Ethel’s political awakening, the life she shared with Robert F. Kennedy, and the years following his death when she raised their 11 children on her own. Intimate, funny, and deeply moving, ETHEL offers a rare look inside a political dynasty strengthened by family bonds, a compassion for others, and a wisdom forged from both hardship and triumph.
due to rain, tonight’s film location has been changed to the JANE PICKENS THEATER, 49 touro street. film begins at 8:45pm. filmmaker rory kennedy will will partake in post-film q&a moderated by paul kandarian of the boston globe. no heels, chairs or glass on the grass courts. Free event, but donations encouraged!
|Run time:||USA / 97 min|
The best documentary at Sundance...It is a true gift”
It’s a moving and inspiring testament to a woman who has turned opportunity and adversity into a legacy that will be remembered by generations of Americans.”
It would have satisfied even the most voracious history buffs if Rory Kennedy, youngest child of Robert and Ethel Kennedy, had enlisted her mother’s perspective simply as a fresh angle on the Kennedy years. But ETHEL is so much more.