2013, 102 minutes
JFK Assasination 1963
Using archive footage, interviews and dramatic reconstruction, Killing Oswald explores the mystery of how and why John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald were assassinated in 1963. We trace Oswald's bizarre transformation from US Marine radar operator in Japan, monitoring U2 spy planes over Russia; to 20-year-old Marxist defector, decamping to Moscow threatening to share military secrets with the KGB; to pro-Castro activist in New Orleans and self-proclaimed patsy in Dallas. We chart his secret life in the months and years leading up to Dealey Plaza, and the troubling intelligence connections that led to the “assassin” being assassinated. The film features interviews with authors John Newman, Dick Russell, David Kaiser, Joan Mellen, Cuban exile leader Antonio Veciana and Watergate burglar Eugenio Martinez; alongside rare archive film and audiotapes of Oswald and his alleged CIA handlers George De Mohrenschildt and David Atlee Phillips. Oliver Stone’s JFK prompted the release of six million CIA and FBI records related to the assassination - a paper trail showing us the complex web of intelligence agencies monitoring Oswald in the months and years before his death.