Max Holland Returns to the Library to Discuss The Kennedy Assassination and the Zapruder Film

For Immediate Release:
October 31, 2013
Contact: Steven Woolfolk
816.701.3698
Max Holland Returns to the Library to Discuss The Kennedy Assassination and the Zapruder Film

Several hundred spectators in Dallas' Dealey Plaza witnessed the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in November 1963. Everyone else experienced it through the eyes of dressmaker Abraham Zapruder, who took history's most famous - and closely examined - home movie.

Journalist and historian Max Holland looks at the Zapruder film in Images from an Assassination on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

How did the film come to be made? Why did it become so important? Does it deserve its exalted status? How has it helped - and hindered - our understanding of precisely what happened in Dallas 50 years ago this month?

These are the questions explored by Holland, author of The Kennedy Assassination Tapes, based on the presidential conversations of Lyndon B. Johnson regarding the Kennedy assassination and its aftermath.

Holland is editor of the online newsletter Washington Decoded and a contributing editor for The Nation and The Wilson Quarterly. He last appeared at the Library in June 2012 to discuss his book Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat.

Images from an Assassination is presented in conjunction with another Library presentation, The Kennedy Assassination: 50 Years Later, on Friday, November 22, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. At that event four historians from the University of Kansas will look at the impact and legacy of a president's death.

Admission is free. A 6 p.m. reception precedes each event. Free parking is available in the Library District parking garage at 10th & Baltimore.  RSVP at kclibrary.org or call 816.701.3407.