Memorable Movies

The Sixth Floor screens Dallas' shots

Home movies are considered very personal, but for 11 people who lived in Dallas in the 1960s, those personal movies also memorialize a profound moment in history. Surely everyone of a certain age remembers what they were doing on November 22, 1963. Until President John F. Kennedy was shot, it was just another day in a month of a life. Things happened before, things happened after, and in some cases, each chapter in the whole story was caught on film. Filming Kennedy: Home Movies from Dallas screens these films, which quickly turned everyday people into historians. Through the lenses of eleven Dallasites, including a dressmaker, a psychologist and an air conditioning repairman, the exhibit highlights what was initially just an ordinary day for ordinary people. If home movies by definition capture the events in and around a family and home, then these films, history and all, stay true to form. Filming Kennedy can be seen from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays and from noon to 6 p.m. Mondays at the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, 411 Elm St., Suite 120. Admission is $12.50 to $13.50. Call 214-747-6660 or visit jfk.org.
Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Mondays, 12-6 p.m., 2007
 
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