SOURCE: In Search of Kennedy

May 05, 2008 13:38 ET

Chuck Workman's 'In Search of Kennedy' Doc to Premiere at Seattle Fest on June 13 and 14

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - May 5, 2008) - "In Search of Kennedy," the latest theatrical documentary from Academy Award® winner Chuck Workman, will have its world premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival on June 13 and 14. The film takes a 21st Century look back at the life, legacy and myth of President Kennedy from the perspective of today's heated presidential campaign. Its subject, while inspired by the past, is as fresh as today's headlines, with the film exploring the candidacy of the leading presidential contenders and their comparisons to the JFK legacy.

In addition to some rarely seen footage of Kennedy, the documentary features interviews with more than 50 luminaries such as Norman Mailer, Tom Hayden, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Michael Moore, Garrison Keillor, Chris Matthews, Arianna Huffington and Senators Edward Kennedy, Joseph Biden and Chris Dodd. Alec Baldwin and Elisabeth Peña speak the words of prominent writers.

Workman, who wrote and directed "In Search of Kennedy" over a three-year period, received his Oscar® for his live action short "Precious Images." He has received numerous Emmy® nominations for his work on the Academy's Oscar® show.

Previously, Workman produced and directed two critically acclaimed theatrical documentaries, on two other '60s icons, "Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol" (1990) and "The Source" (1999), about the Beat Generation and Jack Kerouac.

Producers Workman and Stephen J. Kern will be in Seattle to attend the premiere of "In Search of Kennedy." Worldwide distributions rights remain available, with an anticipated Fall 2008 US theatrical release in time for the film to capitalize on this year's presidential election.

NOTE TO PRESS: Chuck Workman is available for advance telephone interviews.

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