From the director of RFK Must Die, Killing Oswald explores the mystery of how and why John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald were assassinated in 1963, tracing Oswald's strange transformation from US Marine radar operator in Japan, monitoring U2 spy planes over Russia; to 20-year-old Marxist defector, decamping to Moscow threatening to share military secrets with the KGB; to pro-Castro activist in New Orleans and self-proclaimed patsy in Dallas.
The film features interviews with authors John Newman, Dick Russell, David Kaiser and Joan Mellen, Cuban exile Antonio Veciana and Watergate burglar Eugenio Martinez; alongside rare archive film and audiotapes of Oswald and his alleged CIA handlers George De Mohrenschildt and David Atlee Phillips.
"Killing Oswald sifts through the [secret files] made public after Oliver Stone's JFK and raises compelling new questions about the whole affair" - The Guardian
"This excellent documentary from Shane O'Sullivan benefits from the richness of the archive material it has unearthed and from some intriguing testimony by well-informed 'experts'" - The Independent (4 stars)
"A mesmerising and intricate tale" - Cine Vue (4 stars)
A films by: Shane shane o'sullivan, Direcror of photography of dramatic reconstructions: Bahareh Hosseini