Admission is free, but tickets are required. To reserve a ticket, call the Meadows Ticket Office at 214-768-2787.
Screening of the Jones Collection holdings, including raw, unedited 16mm film shot for Dallas area news stations of President Kennedy’s 1963 visit, the aftermath of the shooting, and the response of the Dallas/Ft. Worth community. Scenes from the grassy knoll, Parkland Hospital and police headquarters are included. Guest speaker for the event will be Aniko Bodroghkozy (Dept. of Media Studies, University of Virginia), author of Groove Tube: Sixties Television and the Youth Rebellion and Equal Time: Television and the Civil Rights Movement, who is currently researching the television coverage of the JFK assassination.
The Jones Collection, part of the Hamon Arts Library at SMU, includes more than 9,000 film prints and negatives and more than 3,000 videotapes as well as print materials, antique film equipment and more.
The event is co-sponsored by the Meadows School of the Arts’ Division of Film and Media Arts and Division of Journalism.
For more information contact Erica Anderson at 214-768-2129 or Lisa Goodson at 214-768-2775.