Woodstock Vermont Film Series

JFK: The Last Speech & Interview with Executive Producer Neil Bicknell

Expired November 23, 2020 4:59 AM
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Of President John F. Kennedy, many stories have been told. Few are less known or more revealing than the story of his friendship with Robert Frost, America’s most celebrated poet. Yet is was Robert Frost that Kennedy made the subject of one of his most famous speeches, delivered just weeks before his assassination. JFK: The Last Speech explores the relationship between these two Americans, one that reached its tragic climax after an encounter between Frost and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev at the height of the Cold War. At the film’s center is an extraordinary speech about poetry and power that inspired a group of college classmates to alter the course of their lives. 


Kennedy’s words changed my life in a way that I never would have suspected ... and (have) never regretted it.” Ted Nelson, Amherst College alumnus and attendee at “the speech.” 

  • Year
  • Runtime
    90 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Rating
    Not Rated
  • Director
    Bestor Cram