Of President John F. Kennedy, few stories are less known or more revealing than his friendship with America’s most celebrated poet. Yet it was Robert Frost that Kennedy made the subject of one of his most famous speeches — just weeks before his assassination. The documentary “JFK The Last Speech” (Bestor Cram, USA, 2018, 60 mins.) explores the dramatic relationship between these two seminal Americans. At its center is an extraordinary speech about poetry and power that inspires a group of Amherst College classmates to alter the course of their lives. Q&A with executive producer Neil Bicknell and Professor Jay Parini (English Dept.), an interviewee in this documentary, to follow the event.
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