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TWENTY SIX SECONDS: A PERSONAL HISTORY OF THE ZAPRUDER FILM

April 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Alexandra Zapruder

On November 22, 1963, Abraham Zapruder left his office hoping for a glimpse of President John F. Kennedy’s motorcade as it passed by Dealey Plaza. A Russian Jewish immigrate who wholeheartedly loved his home in America, Abe was thrilled at the chance to see the young president in person – and perhaps to bring back a home movie of this once-in-a-lifetime moment for his family.

The twenty-six seconds of Abrahams Zapruder’s footage depicting the JFK assassination, is now iconic, forever embedded in American culture and identity. The first major instance for citizen journalism, this amateur film forced Abraham Zapruder to face unprecedented dilemmas: How to handle his unexpected ownership of a vitally important yet unspeakably terrible piece of American history? How to aid the U.S. government and, and at the time, fend off the swarm of reporters grasping to purchase the film? How to make the best decision to ensure the film was safeguarded – but never exploited?



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  • Advance $18
  • At door $25


Details

Date:
April 20, 2018
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Website:
https://jccrockland.org/abc/

Organizer

Elizabeth Rosenblum
Email:
elizabethr@jccrockland.org

Venue

JCC Rockland
450 West Nyack Road
West Nyack, 10994
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Phone:
845-362-4400
Website:
https://jccrockland.org