Selected by the Film Editors Branch. Special guests: Pre-screening conversation with film editors Joe Hutshing, Pietro Scalia and Hank Corwin.

Selected by the Film Editors Branch. 
Oliver Stone’s controversial docudrama about the investigation into the Kennedy assassination is both an epic conspiracy thriller and a stylistic tour-de-force. Kevin Costner stars as crusading New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison, and the colossal supporting cast includes Sissy Spacek as Garrison’s wife, Gary Oldman as Lee Harvey Oswald, Tommy Lee Jones in an Oscar-nominated performance as suspect Clay Shaw, screen legends Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, and John Candy in a rare serious role. Joe Hutshing and Pietro Scalia earned Oscars for their kaleidoscopic editing, as did Robert Richardson for his vivid cinematography.  

DIRECTED BY: Oliver Stone. WRITTEN BY: Oliver Stone, Zachary Sklar. WITH: Kevin Costner, Kevin Bacon, Tommy Lee Jones, Sissy Spacek. 1991. 206 min. USA. Color. Scope. English. Rated R. 35mm. Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.

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