The Cinema Museum, London

Killing Oswald (2013) – screening

Sun 24 Nov 2013 @ 19:30 · Events

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.

Oswald’s bizarre transformation is traced: 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.

The film features interviews with authors John Newman, Dick Russell, David Kaiser, Joan Mellen and Doug Home, Cuban exile 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 leading up to Dallas and the Cold War spy games that framed Kennedy and Oswald for assassination.

This screening will be on the 50th anniversary of Oswald’s murder by Jack Ruby.

Running time: 102 minutes. See the trailer.

Doors open at 18.30 for a 19.30 start. Refreshments will be available from our licensed cafe/bar.


Autumn Season 2013 ticketing applies.

Advance tickets may be purchased from WeGotTickets, or direct from the Museum by calling 020 7840 2200 in office hours.