On the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, SLIFF presents Oliver Stone’s provocative examination of the event and holds a conversation with the award-winning writer/director about both the film and his career. The epic “JFK” – shown in its director’s cut version – focuses on New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison (Kevin Costner), who investigates the assassination in Dallas, Texas, on Nov. 22, 1963. Suspicious of the official story presented by the FBI, Garrison doggedly pursues a trail that leads to terrifyingly dark corners and disturbingly high places. The sprawling all-star cast includes Gary Oldman (as Lee Harvey Oswald), Tommy Lee Jones, Sissy Spacek, Jack Lemmon, Ed Asner, Kevin Bacon, and John Candy. The late Roger Ebert calls the film “hypnotically watchable” and “a masterpiece of film assembly.” The Academy clearly agreed: Nominated for eight Oscars®, including Best Picture, “JFK” won for Best Editing and Best Cinematography.