JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass

JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass is a 2021 American-British[1] documentary film about the assassination of John F. Kennedy directed by Oliver Stone, based on the 1992 non-fiction book Destiny Betrayed: JFK, Cuba, and the Garrison Case by James DiEugenio and on newly declassified evidence about the case.[2][3] It premiered on July 12, 2021 in the Cannes Premiere section at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.[4][3]

JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byOliver Stone
Written byOliver Stone (structure)
Based onDestiny Betrayed: JFK, Cuba, and the Garrison Case
by James DiEugenio
Produced byRobert S. Wilson
Narrated by
CinematographyRobert Richardson
Edited byKurt Mattila
Music byJeff Beal
Distributed byAltitude Film Distribution
Release dates
  • July 12, 2021 (2021-07-12) (Cannes)
  • November 12, 2021 (2021-11-12) (United States)
Running time
118 minutes
CountryUnited States

Stone described it as "an important bookend to my 1991 film. It ties up many loose threads, and hopefully repudiates much of the ignorance around the case and the movie".[2] The film is narrated by Whoopi Goldberg and Donald Sutherland.[5]


After the 1991 film JFK, Congress enacts the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992, establishing a review board to declassify assassination-related documents. The film disputes the chain of evidence for the "single bullet" that caused wounds to Kennedy and Governor John Connally. Researcher Barry Ernest, author of the 2010 JFK book The Girl on the Stairs, is interviewed about alleged witness statements purportedly casting doubt on the timeline of Lee Harvey Oswald's movements immediately after the assassination.[6]

Interviewees featured in the film include:


The film was produced by Ixtlan Productions and Pantagruel Productions with funding by Ingenious Media.[8]


It was released on video on demand on November 12, 2021 and was televised on Showtime on November 22, 2021.[9] It was theatrically released in the U.K. and Ireland by Altitude Film Distribution on November 26, 2021.[8]


  1. ^ "JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass". Cannes festival. Retrieved August 4, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Hopewell, John (October 12, 2019). "AGC Television Picks up Worldwide on Oliver Stone's 'JFK: Destiny Betrayed'". Variety. Retrieved July 12, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Grater, Tom (July 10, 2021). "Oliver Stone On Mainstream Docs Being Made As "Propaganda", Why The U.S. Is "An Empire In Fear" & Revisiting JFK Assassination In New Film – Cannes". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 12, 2021.
  4. ^ Grater, Tom (July 5, 2021). "Oliver Stone's 'JFK Revisited' Doc Sells Widely For Altitude Ahead Of Cannes Premiere". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 12, 2021.
  5. ^ "Showtime to Air Documentary Film "JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass" Starting on Friday, November 12". The Futon Critic. November 3, 2021. Retrieved November 25, 2021.
  6. ^ Ernest, Barry (March 14, 2011). "The Girl on the Stairs: My Search for a Missing Witness to the Assassination of John F. Kennedy". Barry Ernest – via Google Books.
  7. ^ Dalton, Stephen (July 12, 2021). "Oliver Stone's 'JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass': Film Review - Cannes 2021". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 12, 2021.
  8. ^ a b Rosser, Michael (July 5, 2021). "Oliver Stone's 'JFK Revisited: Through The Looking Glass' lands first deals ahead of Cannes". Screen Daily (Press release). Retrieved August 4, 2021.
  9. ^ Tallerico, Brian (November 12, 2021). "JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass". RogerEbert.com. Retrieved November 18, 2021.

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