One of the most infamous days in Texas history plays out in "Parkland." The film recounts the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas though the experiences of people at the scene.
Most of the movie was shot in Austin earlier this year with Tom Hanks as one of the producers. The film is named after the hospital where Kennedy was taken after the shooting. Those scenes were shot at the Austin State Hospital.
The ensemble cast includes Paul Giamatti as Abraham Zapruder and Zac Efron as an emergency room doctor on duty.
"Parkland" made its world premiere over the weekend at the Venice Film Festival, and the first reactions are mostly positive. The movie is scheduled to hit theaters next month leading up to the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy's death.
Also, Oscar buzz is building for Matthew McConaughey’s performance in “Dallas Buyers Club,” which also just made its world premiere in Venice.
Matthew McConaughey lost massive amounts of weight to play an HIV patient who smuggled experimental medication over the border. Jennifer Garner and Jared Leto co-star in the film which will be in theaters late this fall.
“Dallas Buyers Club” makes its North American premiere at the Toronto Film Festival along with “Parkland” later this week.