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556 Ratings

This Side of Paradise

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Directed by Jonas Mekas
United States, 1999
Avant-Garde, Documentary, Short
      English
      English, French, German, Turkish

Synopsis

After the death of John F. Kennedy, Jackie wanted to give her children something to distract them. She thought about buying a film camera. Peter Beard suggested to Jackie that she asked Jonas Mekas for this project. So, in the late 60s, early 70s, Mekas spent several summers with the Kennedy family.

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Subtitled “Fragments of an Unfinished Biography,” this powerful—and surprising—short documentary from Jonas Mekas presents unprecedented footage from the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, in the several summers following the assassination of her husband. Another exemplary portrait by Mekas.

Synopsis

After the death of John F. Kennedy, Jackie wanted to give her children something to distract them. She thought about buying a film camera. Peter Beard suggested to Jackie that she asked Jonas Mekas for this project. So, in the late 60s, early 70s, Mekas spent several summers with the Kennedy family.

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This Side of ParadiseDirected byJonas Mekas
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Awards & Festivals

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International Film Festival Rotterdam
2002

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