PESS RELEASE: “’Chappaquiddick’ is exactly what you want it to be: a tense, scrupulous, absorbingly precise and authentic piece of history.” – Variety
Following the announcement of the Australian premiere of Chappaquiddick on February 5, 2018 at St. George OpenAir Cinema, Transmission Films unveils the world exclusive first look clip of Australian actor Jason Clarke as Ted Kennedy.
Chappaquiddick tells the untold true story of the scandal that changed the world. In the aftermath of a fatal car accident in 1969 that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne, Ted Kennedy’s life and political career become derailed.
The first look clip can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/Up5lxManXQI.
In the clip Clarke, as Senator Ted Kennedy, discusses with his advisors the best way to address the scandal via a national televised statement; promising to tell the American people the truth – or, at least, his version of it.
This is the first clip released for the film, following its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival 2017 in September where it screened in the Gala Presentation section.
Queensland born Clarke is already garnering rave reviews as the youngest Kennedy brother, with The Guardian noting his ‘strong’ performance as the senator, Variety hailing it a ‘singular and superb’ Kennedy rendition and, in a glowing review IndieWire proclaim this ‘his finest work yet’. Chappaquiddick is directed by John Curran (The Painted Veil, Tracks) from a script by Taylor Allen and Andrew Logan.
Tickets for the Australian premiere screening of Chappaquiddick go on sale December 11, 2017 the St George OpenAir Cinema website here: http://www.stgeorgeopenair.com.au/program/chappaquiddick/.
Chappaquiddick will release in cinemas nationally on May 10, 2018.
Also screening as part of the St. George OpenAir Cinema season is Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country on January 14, 2018 and Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool, starring Annette Bening and Jamie Bell, on February 11, 2018. Tickets available from December 11, 2017 online here: http://www.stgeorgeopenair.com.au/2018-season-program/.