Chappaquiddick recounts the tragic events of the 1969 fatal car accident involving U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy and a young, female campaign worker who died at the scene. What happens over the ensuing ten hours before Kennedy actually reports the incident to the authorities reveals how one of the most powerful and influential political family dynasties in U.S. history orchestrated the facts and the real reason for the death of the campaign worker. Their efforts to control the story in the press, run damage control, and preserve the family’s legacy is an extraordinary story of the powerful and the untouchable.
RUN TIME: 107 Mins
FILM PROGRAM: Awards Season
DIRECTOR(s): John Curran
PRODUCER(s): Mark Ciardi, Chris Cowles, Chris Fenton, Campbell G. McInnes
SCREENWRITER(s): Taylor Allen, Andrew Logan
KEY CAST: Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Jason Clarke, Bruce Dern, Jim Gaffiganies, Kevin Hart
DIRECTOR BIO: John Curran was born in Utica, New York, and attended Syracuse University. He made his feature directorial debut with Praise, which won the FIPRESCI Award. His films include We Don’t Live Here Anymore, The Painted Veil, Stone, and Tracks. Chappaquiddick is his latest feature.