Jackie (15)



Drama (2016)
100mins Chile/Fr/US

Starring: Peter Sarsgaard, Natalie Portman, Greta Gerwig
Director: Pablo Larrain
Writer(s): Noah Oppenheim
Listings: London | Rest of UK and Ireland

Journalist Theodore H White visits the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, a few days after the assassination of President John F Kennedy to interview his wife Jacqueline. Gradually, she relates her version of events, including the blood-spattered rush to hospital where she is joined by Jack's brother Bobby and her social secretary, Nancy Tuckerman. While Jackie and the rest of the world mourn, Lyndon B Johnson is hurriedly sworn in as President aboard Air Force One.

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Jackie (15)

Towards the conclusion of Chilean director Pablo Larrain's unconventional biopic of Jacqueline Kennedy, the former First Lady muses on the celebrity that consumed her. "I never wanted fame," she responds coolly. "I just became a Kennedy." That feeling of impotence in the eye of a media storm informs many pivotal scenes in Jackie, a bravura portrait of a wife and mother struggling to come to terms with sudden loss whilst publicly remaining strong for her children and the American people...

Jackie. Copyright: Entertainment One. Caption: Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy in Jackie, directed by Pablo Larrain. All Rights Reserved.Screenwriter Noah Oppenheim sensitively imagines grief behind closed doors to piece together events before and after the fateful motorcade in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. Scenes of Jackie trembling with shock as she wipes make-up and her husband's blood from her face in the aftermath of the shooting are horribly compelling, as is the moment she must break the devastating news to her two children, skirting nimbly around the horrible, brutal facts. "A very bad man hurt Daddy," she tells five-year-old daughter Caroline. "Daddy would come home if he could. But he can't. He has to go to heaven."

In order to bring these fragmented memories into focus, Larrain employs a jarring framing device. Journalist Theodore H White (Billy Crudup) visits the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, a few days after the assassination to interview Jackie (Natalie Portman). From the outset, Jackie attempts to gain a semblance of control she never had in the White House. "You understand that I will be editing this conversation?" she tells Theodore. "Just in case I don't say exactly what I mean." Gradually, she relates her version of events, including the blood-spattered rush to hospital where she is joined by her brother-in-law Bobby (Peter Sarsgaard) and her social secretary, Nancy Tuckerman (Greta Gerwig). While Jackie and the rest of the world mourn her beloved Jack (Caspar Phillipson), Lyndon B Johnson (John Carroll Lynch) is hurriedly sworn in as President aboard Air Force One in front of his wife Lady Bird (Beth Grant) and aide Jack Valenti (Max Casella). "A First Lady must always be ready to pack her suitcases. It's inevitable," Jackie laments.

Larrain's film is a mesmerising kaleidoscope of real and imagined details, galvanised by Portman's haunting embodiment of a widow in emotional isolation. She effortlessly captures the breathless vocal mannerisms, clawing at our hearts in centrepiece sequences that remind us of the merciless ebb and flow of power on Capitol Hill. "It's been just one week and already they're treating him like some dusty old artefact, to be shelved away," despairs Jackie, fearing the memory of her husband will be lost in time like so many of his predecessors. The colourful and complex mosaic of Larrain's vision ensures that the woman, who stood proudly beside JFK, won't be forgotten.

- Jo Planter

Jackie. Copyright: Entertainment One. Caption: Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy in Jackie, directed by Pablo Larrain. All Rights Reserved.


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Rest of UK and Irish Cinemas

Listed in alphabetical order by city/place name followed by cinema name.

From Friday 17th February
To Thursday 23rd February

- Aberfeldy, Birks Cinema
- Aylesbury, Odeon Aylesbury
- Ayr, Odeon Ayr
- Ballincollig, The Reel Picture
- Basingstoke, Odeon Basingstoke
- Bath, Little Theatre Cinema Picturehouse
- Bath, Odeon Bath
- Berkhamsted, The Rex Cinema
- Beverley, Parkway Cinema
- Blackpool, Odeon Blackpool
- Bootle, Odeon Liverpool Switch Island
- Bournemouth, Odeon Bournemouth BH2
- Bracknell, Odeon Bracknell
- Bradford, Odeon Leeds-Bradford
- Brighton, Duke Of York's Picturehouse
- Brighton, Odeon Brighton
- Bristol, Odeon Bristol
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Cribbs Causeway
- Cambridge, Arts Picturehouse
- Cambridge, Vue Cambridge
- Canterbury, Gulbenkian
- Cavan Town, Odeon Cavan
- Chatham, Odeon Chatham
- Chelmsford, Odeon Chelmsford
- Colchester, Odeon Colchester
- Cork, Cork Omniplex
- Derby, Odeon Derby
- Dorchester, Odeon Dorchester
- Dublin, Dublin Rathmines Omniplex
- Dublin, IMC Santry
- Dublin, Movies @ Dundrum
- Dublin, Odeon Blanchardstown
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dundee, Odeon Dundee
- Dunfermline, Odeon Dunfermline
- Dungarvan, SGC
- Dun Laoghaire, IMC Dun Laoghaire
- Edinburgh, Odeon Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Omni Centre
- Ellesmere Port, Vue Cheshire Oaks
- Epsom, Odeon Epsom
- Exeter, Exeter Phoenix
- Exeter, Odeon Exeter
- Falmouth, Phoenix Cinema
- Galashiels, Pavilion
- Galway, IMC Galway
- Gloucester, Gloucester Guildhall
- Gorey, [email protected]
- Guildford, Odeon Guildford
- Harrogate, Odeon Harrogate
- Hatfield, Odeon Hatfield
- Henley-on-Thames, Regal Picturehouse
- Hereford, Odeon Hereford
- Hull, Odeon Hull
- Inverness, Eden Court
- Kettering, Odeon Kettering
- Kilmarnock, Odeon Kilmarnock
- Lancaster, The Dukes
- Leatherhead, Leatherhead Theatre
- Leeds, Vue Leeds Kirkstall Road
- Leeds, Vue Leeds The Light
- Leicester, Odeon Leicester
- Lerwick, Mareel
- Limerick, Limerick Omniplex
- Lisburn, Lisburn Omniplex
- Liverpool, Picturehouse At FACT
- Loughborough, Odeon Loughborough
- Lowestoft, Marina Theatre
- Maidenhead, Odeon Maidenhead
- Maidstone, Odeon Maidstone
- Manchester, AMC Great Northern
- Manchester, Odeon Manchester
- Manchester, Odeon Trafford Centre
- Mansfield, Odeon Mansfield
- Milton Keynes, Odeon Milton Keynes Stadium
- Naas, Odeon Naas
- Newark, Odeon Newark
- Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyneside Cinema
- Norwich, Cinema City Picturehouse
- Orpington, Odeon Orpington
- Oxford, Odeon Oxford George Street
- Oxford, Ultimate Picture Palace
- Peebles, Eastgate Theatre
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
- Portlaoise, Odeon Portlaoise
- Portsmouth, Vue Portsmouth
- Preston, Odeon Preston
- Reading, Vue Reading
- Rothesay, Discovery Theatre
- Salisbury, Odeon Salisbury
- Sheffield, Odeon Sheffield
- Sheffield, The Showroom
- Shrewsbury, The Old Market Hall
- Southampton, Harbour Lights Picturehouse
- Southend-on-Sea, Odeon Southend
- Stillorgan, Odeon Stillorgan
- Stornoway, An Lanntair Arts Centre
- Taunton, Odeon Taunton
- Tralee, Tralee Omniplex
- Trowbridge, Odeon Trowbridge
- Tunbridge Wells, Odeon Tunbridge Wells
- Watford, Vue Watford
- Weston-super-Mare, Odeon Weston-Super-Mare
- Wexford, Wexford Omniplex
- Wolverhampton, Light House
- Wotton-under-Edge, Electric Picture House
From Friday 24th February
To Thursday 2nd March

- Aberdeen, Cineworld Aberdeen - Queens Link
- Annan, Annan Lonsdale Cinema
- Ashford, Cineworld Ashford
- Ashton-under-Lyne, Cineworld Ashton-under-Lyne
- Ayr, Odeon Ayr
- Basildon, Cineworld Basildon
- Belfast, Dundonald Omniplex
- Berkhamsted, The Rex Cinema
- Beverley, Parkway Cinema
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham
- Birmingham, Everyman Birmingham
- Birmingham, mac
- Blackpool, Odeon Blackpool
- Boldon Colliery, Cineworld Boldon Tyne And Wear
- Bolton, Cineworld Bolton
- Bootle, Odeon Liverpool Switch Island
- Bournemouth, Odeon Bournemouth BH2
- Bradford, Odeon Leeds-Bradford
- Bradford, Picturehouse Bradford At The National Media Museum
- Braintree, Cineworld Braintree
- Brighton, Cineworld Brighton
- Brighton, Duke Of York's Picturehouse
- Brighton, Komedia
- Bristol, Everyman Bristol
- Bristol, The Cube Microplex
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Cribbs Causeway
- Bromborough, Odeon Bromborough
- Bury St Edmunds, Cineworld Bury St Edmunds
- Cambridge, Arts Picturehouse
- Cambridge, Vue Cambridge
- Cardiff, Cineworld Cardiff
- Castleford, Cineworld Castleford
- Cavan Town, Odeon Cavan
- Chatham, Odeon Chatham
- Chelmsford, Odeon Chelmsford
- Cheltenham, Cineworld Cheltenham
- Chester, Cineworld Broughton
- Chichester, Cineworld Chichester
- Colchester, Odeon Colchester
- Cork, Cork Omniplex
- Crawley, Cineworld Crawley
- Didcot, Cineworld Didcot
- Dorchester, Odeon Dorchester
- Dublin, Cineworld Dublin
- Dublin, Dublin Rathmines Omniplex
- Dublin, Movies @ Dundrum
- Dublin, Odeon Blanchardstown
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dundee, Cineworld Dundee
- Dundee, Odeon Dundee
- Dunfermline, Odeon Dunfermline
- Dun Laoghaire, IMC Dun Laoghaire
- Eastbourne, Cineworld Eastbourne
- East Didsbury, Cineworld Didsbury
- Edinburgh, Cameo Picturehouse
- Edinburgh, Cineworld Edinburgh
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Omni Centre
- Ellesmere Port, Vue Cheshire Oaks
- Epsom, Odeon Epsom
- Exeter, Exeter Picturehouse
- Falkirk, Cineworld Falkirk
- Falmouth, Phoenix Cinema
- Fareham, Cineworld Whiteley
- Gateshead, Odeon Metrocentre
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Renfrew Street
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Silverburn
- Gloucester, Cineworld Gloucester Quays
- Guildford, Odeon Guildford
- Harlow, Cineworld Harlow
- Harrogate, Everyman Harrogate
- Harrogate, Odeon Harrogate
- Haslemere, Haslemere Hall
- Hemel Hempstead, Cineworld Hemel Hempstead
- Henley-on-Thames, Regal Picturehouse
- High Wycombe, Cineworld High Wycombe
- Hinckley, Cineworld Hinckley
- Hull, Cineworld Hull
- Huntingdon, Cineworld Huntingdon
- Kendal, Brewery Arts Centre
- Kettering, Odeon Kettering
- Kilmarnock, Odeon Kilmarnock
- Leeds, Everyman Leeds
- Leeds, Vue Leeds Kirkstall Road
- Leeds, Vue Leeds The Light
- Limerick, Limerick Omniplex
- Lisburn, Lisburn Omniplex
- Liverpool, Odeon Liverpool ONE
- Llandudno, Cineworld Llandudno
- Macclesfield, Cinemac
- Maidstone, Odeon Maidstone
- Malvern, Malvern Theatres
- Manchester, HOME
- Mansfield, Odeon Mansfield
- Middlesbrough, Cineworld Middlesbrough
- Milton Keynes, Cineworld Milton Keynes
- Naas, Odeon Naas
- Newark, Odeon Newark
- Newbridge, Odeon Newbridge
- Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyneside Cinema
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Spytty Road
- Northampton, Cineworld Northampton
- Northwich, Odeon Northwich
- Norwich, Odeon Norwich
- Nottingham, Cineworld Nottingham
- Orpington, Odeon Orpington
- Oxford, Ultimate Picture Palace
- Oxted, Everyman Oxted
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
- Poole, Cineworld Poole
- Portlaoise, Odeon Portlaoise
- Portsmouth, Vue Portsmouth
- Preston, Odeon Preston
- Reading, Vue Reading
- Rochester, Cineworld Rochester
- Salisbury, Odeon Salisbury
- Sheffield, Cineworld Sheffield
- Sheffield, Odeon Sheffield
- Shrewsbury, Cineworld Shrewsbury
- Shrewsbury, The Old Market Hall
- Sidmouth, Radway Cinema
- Sligo, Sligo Omniplex
- Solihull, Cineworld Solihull
- Southampton, Odeon Southampton
- Southend-on-Sea, Odeon Southend
- Stevenage, Cineworld Stevenage
- St Helens, Cineworld St Helens
- Stillorgan, Odeon Stillorgan
- Swindon, Cineworld Swindon Shaw Ridge
- Taunton, Odeon Taunton
- Thetford, The Light Cinema, Thetford
- Torrington, The Plough Arts Centre
- Tralee, Tralee Omniplex
- Trowbridge, Odeon Trowbridge
- Tunbridge Wells, Odeon Tunbridge Wells
- Wallingford, Corn Exchange
- Wareham, Rex Cinema
- Watford, Vue Watford
- Wexford, Wexford Omniplex
- Witney, Cineworld Witney
- Wolverhampton, Cineworld Wolverhampton
- Yeovil, Cineworld Yeovil


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