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Fordham to Host Screening of Kennedy Family Documentary


A documentary about one of America’s most fascinating political families will be shown on Wednesday, Nov. 12, at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus.

Image courtesy of Basic Books

The Kennedys: America’s Emerald Kings, written and directed by filmmaker Robert Kline, is based on the acclaimed book by Thomas Maier (FCRH ’78). The screening will be held at 7 p.m. at the McNally Amphitheatre and will be followed by a discussion with both Maier and Kline.

Maier’s book, which has the same title as the documentary, was published in 2004 by Basic Books. It traces the journey of five generations of Kennedys from County Wexford, Ireland to the United States and into the 21st century. The book is being re-issued with a new introduction about Sen. Ted Kennedy’s health crisis and the impact of the Kennedy political legacy on Barack Obama and the 2008 campaign.

Kline’s documentary will feature private footage of the Kennedys. Kline is the executive producer of Enduring Freedoms Productions and the former executive vice president of 20th Century Fox. The documentary will be distributed and sold nationally by Warner Brothers on Nov. 11 as a three-disc package that includes Oliver Stone’s JFK, three hours of bonus content and collectible memorabilia.

The event is co-sponsored by Fordham University, the Institute of Irish Studies and Warner Home Video. For more information or to RSVP, contact Krystyna Davenport at or (212) 636-6575.


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