July 29th, 2013

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First 'Parkland' stills & an article

The hospital scenes for Parkland were shot in an Austin hospital that was a "dead ringer" for Parkland Memorial Hospital, says Landesman. Here, Efron's doctor deals with watching two critically wounded patients die in the span of two days -- President John F. Kennedy and his assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. "At this point he cannot believe he has lost them both," says Landesman.

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'Parkland' shines new light on Kennedy assassination

The movie, out Sept. 20, explores characters around John F. Kennedy's assassination.

Peter Landesman had an ambitious task with his film Parkland -- finding a fresh look at the thoroughly examined assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

The screenwriter and first-time director focused on the smaller players with vital but overlooked roles in the chaotic drama which played out on Nov. 22, 1963.

"This is a movie about the ground truth from the ground level," Landesman says about the film due out Sept. 20. "What surprised me was the power and poignancy of those who survived that day and the three that followed -- the heroism, the instincts and the pathos of those swept up in this tsunami. This is an event that happened to individuals."

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Source: USA Today