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Thirteen Days dramatizes the events surrounding the Cuban Missile Crisis. Thirteen Days is based on the 1997 book, The Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House During the Cuban Missile Crisis, by Ernest R. May and Philip D. Zelikow. In October of 1962, for thirteen extraordinary days, the world stood on the brink of an unthinkable catastrophe. Across the globe, people anxiously awaited the outcome of a harrowing political, diplomatic and military confrontation that threatened to end in an apocalyptic nuclear exchange between the United States and the Soviet Union. Unique to this presentation is a Historical Information Track where subtitles will feature additional information on the crisis. Before the screening, Elton Weintz will give a short cultural and historical context to the film and at the end there will be time for Q&A. Runtime 2 hours 25 minutes.


By examining the dramatization of history by the film industry, the Real to Reel program seeks to set the record straight by comparing Hollywood’s sensationalized version with the historically accepted interpretations of events


While Reel to Real events are complimentary, preregistration is required.

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