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(May 8, '08: A Mail from Shane O'Sullivan, U.K.)

Dear friends,
My new feature documentary RFK Must Die: The
Assassination of Bobby Kennedy
will be released by
Soda Pictures next Friday, May 16th 2008 at the ICA
and Rich Mix cinemas in London.
The film follows up my earlier reports for BBC Newsnight and the Guardian
and explores what really happened the night Bobby Kennedy was shot at
the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles on June 5th, 1968. Running on an
anti-war ticket, Kennedy had just won the California Democratic primary and looked set to challenge Nixon for the White House. As he walked through
the hotel pantry, shots rang out and he fell to the floor, fatally wounded by
a bullet to the brain, fired from an inch behind his right ear.
24-year old Palestinian Sirhan Sirhan was convicted as the 'lone assassin'
but witnesses placed Sirhan several feet in front of Kennedy and for forty
years, he has never been able to remember the shooting. Defense
psychiatrists concluded Sirhan was in a hypnotic state at the time of the
shooting and extra bullet holes in the pantry suggested a second gunman
was involved. A girl in a polka-dot dress seen with Sirhan in the pantry later
fled the scene, exclaiming 'We shot him! We shot Kennedy!' The LAPD
couldn't find her, so they bullied key witnesses into retractions and said
the girl didn't exist.
Today, Sirhan is America's last surviving political assassin, locked away in
the same California prison as Charles Manson for a crime he can't remember
committing. Since 9-11, he has been cast as the first Arab terrorist but
leading psychiatrists believe he was a 'Manchurian Candidate', hypnotically
programmed to kill Kennedy. The film's release comes as a newly-discovered
audio recording of the shooting proves there was a second shooter in the
Ambassador Hotel pantry and that Sirhan Sirhan did not kill Robert
Kennedy, prompting new calls for the case to be reopened.
It would be great to see you at one of these screenings, especially on the
opening weekend to boost those all-important box office numbers and keep
the film on the screen for as long as possible.
The full listing of ICA screenings is here:
I'll be doing a Q&A after the 6:15 screening on the opening Friday night and
should be in the ICA bar most of the night. You can also find more info at
My 560-page book on the case, Who Killed Bobby? The Unsolved Murder of
Robert F. Kennedy
will be published by Union Square Press next month on
the fortieth anniversary of the assassination and the film will also be
released at the Pioneer Theater in New York on June 5th.

All the best,
"Dizzyingly informative conspiracy movie examining the murder of JFK's brother...
provides abundant evidence questioning whether Sirhan was acting alone
or if he was just another this meticulously detailed examination of that fateful night"
-Time Out (Critic's Choice)
"An interesting look into the tragic death of a beloved figure [that] also
succeeds as a thought-provoking thriller..."
-Independent Film Quarterly
"An exhaustive investigation into the death of one of America's most beloved politicians... always provocative and often disturbing..."
-Variety critic EMANUEL LEVY
'RFK Must Die: The Assassination of Bobby Kennedy'
2007 | 102 minutes | UK
Digital Betacam | 1:1.78 | Stereo
A Soda Pictures release
May 8, 2008

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