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Zeppers Film – Plaza Man (2014)

Plaza Man

One of the greatest mysteries of modern American history remains unsolved to this day. But for Robert Groden the answer is clear, and he has devoted his entire life to proving the theory that it was a conspiracy that led to the assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 – and not the lone sniper Harvey Lee Oswald, as the history books would have us believe.
Even 50 years after the event, Groden remains tireless in his search for new evidence, which he keeps in his overflowing house in Dallas. And he doesn’t hesitate to give a complete account as he sits at a small table on Dealey Plaza, the square where the murder took place, in plain sight of the Sixth Floor, which he refers to as the “cover-up museum.”
On the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated, November 22 1963, Robert Groden turned 18. Kennedy’s death changed his life. In 1975 Robert shocked America as he released the Zapruder film on national television. This home movie of Kennedy’s assassination forced the American Congress to reopen the case, inviting Robert to join the investigation. It was the start of an obsessive crusade that would make Robert Groden America’s most famous JFK conspiracy theorist . But privately, as a father and husband, his obsession came at a high price. Far-removed from his family, Robert sits at a small table on Dealey Plaza in Dallas every day, looking out over the spot where Kennedy was assassinated, telling people what he believes happened there.
He still meets resistance on a daily basis from the authorities in his efforts to bring the truth to light, but he continues to pursue justice for the man whose death coincided with his own birthday. Director Kasper Verkaik treats the man and his solitary crusade with respect in this balanced portrait of a determined character who has paid a high price for his self-chosen mission, both as a husband and father.

A Film by Kasper Verkaik ; Zeppers Film & TV in co-production with IKON

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