Film series: Bobby Kennedy for President

Begins Wednesday, August 8 @ 6:30 p.m.
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church
166 Woodland Ave, Columbus

Netflix has offered a thoughtful study of the political legacy of Robert F. Kennedy with the four-hour documentary series Bobby Kennedy For President. The series, which launched globally on April 27, was timed to correspond with the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s 83-day presidential run, which officially began on March 16, 1968, and ended with his assassination at Los Angeles’ Ambassador Hotel barely three months later.

Directed and executive produced by Dawn Porter (“Gideon’s Army,” “Trapped”), the series explores Kennedy’s transformation from a law-and-order leader to progressive social justice and civil rights crusader.  The four-part series, shown over two nights, will highlight Kennedy’s work from 1961 to 1968.

Our study will be to examine the context of that time in comparison and contrast to our own; share our own stories of transformation and what you’d do as president); identify who might be today’s RFK’s, MLK’s or even JCS; and explore how faithful people can or cannot follow the example(s) of someone like Bobby Kennedy.

This is a free event. For more info, contact stphilevents@gmail.com