Jackie is a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy (Natalie Portman), set in the days immediately following her husband’s assassination.
“Powered by a transfixing Portman, Larraine’s film – one of the year’s best – is impossible to forget.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Overwhelmed by grief and trauma, Jackie struggles to orchestrate a memorable funeral (taking Lincoln’s as her model), console her young children, and attempt to preserve and elevate her husband’s legacy in history. The narrative is structured around an interview Jackie gives a week later to a journalist (Billy Crudup) summoned to Hyannis Port to publicize her version of events, flashbacks to the television tour she conducted through the White House earlier in the presidency (revealing her nerves and insecurity), and nightmarish flashbacks to the assassination itself. Academy Award-winner Portman (Black Swan) gives an unforgettable performance in this moving psychological profile from acclaimed filmmaker Pablo Larraín (Neruda, No). Also starring Peter Sarsgaard, John Hurt, Greta Gerwig and Richard E. Grant. (Dir. by Pablo Larraín, 2016, Chile/ France/ USA, in English/ Spanish with subtitles, 100 mins., Rated R)