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The escapist impulse behind ‘Letters to Jackie’

In the cinema of JFK’s assassination, the new TV documentary “Letters to Jackie” promises pure escapism.

Featuring Hollywood actors reading from the letters sent to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy after the death of her husband, the movie offers an escape from the interminable loop of an unsolved true crime story. As the trailer (produced by Steven Speilberg) indicates, “Letters to Jackie” frames November 22, 1963, as a family tragedy — a personal, not political, event.

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