3.5

Chappaquiddick

Drama History


 

In 1969, Senator Ted Kennedy's ambitions to run for President crashes after he drives his car off a bridge and a campaign strategist drowns.

This fact-based drama is a vehicle for a compelling study in power, privilege, and politics. The production steers close to the known facts of the tragic incident and does so without buying into any exaggerated theatrics. The director's hand is steady, resulting in an experience that plays out like an honest retelling of what happened on that fateful night in Chappaquiddick and the following days. The behind-the-scenes machinations are sickening but convincing. Truth or alibi?

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 10th May 2018
Transmission Films 106 mins