Jackie

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USA | 2016 | 95 minutes | Pablo Larraín

December 15, 2016 - January 26, 2017

SIFF Film Center | Ends Jan 26
Nominated for 3 Academy Awards®.
Jackie
is a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman). Jackie places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband's assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband’s legacy and the world of "Camelot" that they created and loved so well. Closed Captioning Available.

After astounding audiences at TIFF, winning Best Screenplay at Venice, and garnering four Independent Spirit Award Nominations, Pablo Larraín's Jackie is destined to be a contender this awards season. Starring Natalie Portman (who is poised to win her second Best Actress Oscar statuette), Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, and John Hurt, Jackie is unlike any biopic before it - an expression rather than mere imitation. Larraín has masterfully defined not only one of the lasting presidential legacies, but the very best in filmmaking as well.

"A potent cinematic provocation. Powered by a transfixing Portman as Jackie, Larrain's film - one of the year's best - is appropriately hard to pin down and impossible to forget." - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

"Both wildly stylized and feverishly intimate, a surreal collision of private and public selves played out simultaneously in the exclusive back rooms of power and on the world's biggest stage." - Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly

"Larraín told his producers he wouldn't do Jackie unless Natalie Portman agreed to take on the role, and her superb performance, utterly convincing without being anything like an impersonation, vindicates his determination." - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

  • Director: Pablo Larraín
  • Principal Cast: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, John Hurt, Billy Crudup
  • Country: USA, Chile
  • Year: 2016
  • Running Time: 95 minutes
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Language: English
  • Rating: R
  • US Distributor: Fox Searchlight