HE WAS AMERICAN ROYALTY, A GOLDEN CHILD MARKED BY TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY – AND NOW HIS STORY IS TOLD BY THOSE WHO KNEW HIM BEST
I AM JFK JR.
The New Film About John F. Kennedy Jr. as Seen Through the Eyes of Robert De Niro, Mike Tyson and Others Comes to Digital HD August 2nd and DVD August 16th
New York, NY (June 29, 2016) – He was the adored son of America’s most glamorous president, and now in the anniversary month of his tragic death comes an intimate, revealing and poignant look at his life in and out of the spotlight. I AM JFK JR., from award-winning filmmaker Derik Murray, comes to Digital HD on August 2, 2016 followed by a DVD release on August 16, 2016
The White House was the first home John knew. The son of President John F. Kennedy and the former Jacqueline Bouvier grew up under the eyes of America. And when TV and press cameras captured the moment 3-year-old JFK Jr. snapped a smart salute to his fallen father, the image was seared into the nation’s collective memory. I AM JFK JR. tells the story of that little boy who would grow up to become arguably the most famous — and according to People magazine, the sexiest — man in America.
I AM JFK JR. features interviews with John F. Kennedy Jr.’s friends ranging from the famous, like Robert De Niro and Cindy Crawford, to the controversial, like Mike Tyson and Larry Flynt; from media stars like Christiane Amanpour, Chris Cuomo, Paul Begala and Ann Coulter, to close friends like Grateful Dead songwriter John Perry Barlow, Sasha Chermayeff, Richard Wiese, Chris Oberbeck, Brian Steel, John Hare, New York restaurateur Richie Notar, John’s former assistant Rosemarie Terenzio, and colleagues at John’s pioneering George magazine, Gary Ginsberg and Matt Berman.
Michael Reagan and author Doug Wead talk about the difficulties and strange destinies of presidential children, actor Kristoffer Polaha talks about the man he would one day play on screen, while authors Christopher Andersen and Laurence Leamer offer background on the life of America’s most famous family.
In addition to personal photos from John’s closest friends, the film features vintage footage of young John-John in the White House, on vacation with his family, and rare views of him in the years after his father’s assassination. I AM JFK JR. tells the story of a young man pegged for greatness yet determined to be good — a story that ended too soon.
The film is the latest from producer-director Derik Murray, who has previously brought to the screen the lives of such stars as Steve McQueen, Chris Farley, Johnny Cash, Bruce Lee and Evel Knievel. I AM JFK JR. joins that gallery of indelible biographical portraits.
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I AM JFK JR.
Digital EST/VOD release: August 2, 2016
DVD release: August 16, 2016
Running time: 93 minutes