To the editor:
Make no mistake, the movie "JFK" is fascinating, well-produced and believable in its examination of the events before and after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Despite what conservative and mainstream columnists are saying about "JFK," there is a powerful message in this movie that should be experienced by anyone born in this century.
"JFK" forces viewers to think for themselves and consider all the questions that are still unanswered about the assassination and its effects on present-day politics. Such things as the testimony of several witnesses (including police officers) who say shots were fired from more than one location. The movie establishes solid links between Oswald, the anti-Castro forces and U.S. government intelligence agents, lending credibility to the theory that Kennedy's assassination was engineered by some of the same crooks who later surfaced during the Watergate and Iran-Contra investigations.
Besides examining the motives behind the assassination, "JFK" tries to point out the idealism President Kennedy was able to inspire and the problems that resulted later as a result of that loss of idealism by many Americans. Please don't believe me . . . see the movie for yourself.