Forty-eight years ago, on Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, sparking a wrath of conspiracy theories that live on to this day. The Kennedy assassination has been explored by everyone from Oliver Stone to Zack Snyder to Stephen King, and now Oscar-winning documentarian Errol Morris has taken a look at the national tragedy for the New York Times -- though not how you might think. "For years, I've wanted to make a movie about the John F. Kennedy assassination," Morris wrote in the Times. "Not because I thought I could prove that it was a conspiracy, or that I could prove it was a lone gunman, but because I believe that by looking at the assassination, we can learn a lot about the nature of investigation and evidence." The result? Morris's new fascinating short film, 'The Umbrella Man.'
About the mysterious man who had an open umbrella in sunny Dealey Plaza that fateful afternoon, 'The Umbrella Man' features an interview Morris conducted with Josiah "Tink" Thompson, a Kennedy assassination expert and the author of 'Six Seconds in Dallas,' a study of the famed Zapruder film.
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