Even those who don’t long for the bygone days of the American Camelot will find something to appreciate in Pablo Larraín’s Jackie, a stylized, highly subjective depiction of the period immediately following John F. Kennedy’s assassination on November 22, 1963 from the perspective of his wife, Jacqueline Kennedy. A typical biopic this isn’t, and Natalie Portman plays the former First Lady with eerie precision, down to the affected Transatlantic accent she picked up in boarding school. Of the film,The A.V. Club’s A.A. Dowd says, “Jackie shows us the facade and the beneath, which is just one way this boldly off-kilter movie puts its biopic brethren to shame.”
Jackie opens in Chicago on Friday, December 9, but we’ve got a last-minute opportunity for you to see the movie early and for free. It’s screening at the AMC River East (322 E. Illinois Street) tomorrow night, December 7, at 7 p.m., and you can get one of 50 admit-two passes to the film by entering your information here with the promo code “JackieAVClub.” Remember, though, that preview screenings are intentionally overbooked, so you’ll have to get there early to be guaranteed a seat.
You can watch the trailer for Jackie below.