Rush to Judgment with Executive Action
DIRECTOR: EMILE DE ANTONIO
An early and perhaps never exceeded entry in the field of Warren Report-skepticist works, Rush to Judgment, made in collaboration with attorney Mark Lane, reopens the case of John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s assassination in a manner both methodic and wholly absent of overreaching conspiratorial speculation. Documentary as inquest, beneath its cool surface a film burning with a fervent desire for questions to be answered and justice to be done. Playing with Executive Action, a taut, 1963-set conspiracy thriller co-written by Lane and Dalton Trumbo, in which Robert Ryan leads a crooked cabal of powerful conspirators who, disgusted with the Kennedy administration, begin to search for a permanent solution to their presidential problem.
Print of Rush to Judgment courtesy Wisconsin Center for Film & Theater Research
Rush to Judgment is screening as part of the series Emile de Antonio.