Scandal occurred when Edward Kennedy (brother of JFK) crashed his car into a river and crawled out and hid, but a woman who it turned out was not his wife (Mary Jo Kopechne) was left in the car and drowned.
His car drove off a bridge and into a creek on the Maine island of Chappaquiddick
. His passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, drowned but he did not report it for eight hours.
Kennedy's Oldsmobile sedan veered off a narrow bridge on Chappaquiddick
Island, an extension of the resort island of Martha's Vineyard off the Massachusetts coast, and plunged into a moonlit pond 50 years ago Thursday.
1969: Senator Edward Kennedy crashed his car into the Chappaquiddick
River near Martha's Vineyard on America's east coast.
Earlier this year Chappaquiddick
-- a dramatisation of Ted Kennedy's involvement in Mary Jo Kopechne's death -- gave us an account of political elites working the levers of power to manage a news cycle and control coverage of a scandal.
Mara's credits include Ridley Scott's 'The Martian', 'Meagan Leavey' and 'Chappaquiddick
An outstanding Jason Clarke delivers a complex performance as Teddy Kennedy, one full of guilt, ambition and self-preservation in the wake of the Chappaquiddick
scandal in July 1969.
tells a story that's not about policy, left or right, but about glamour and the often brutal assertion of privilege and power.
Gifford's remark neatly summarizes the tragedy that took the life of 28-year-old Kopechne, a passenger in Kennedy's black Oldsmobile when it plunged into the waters of Poucha Pond on Chappaquiddick
Island sometime during the night of July 18-19.
I admit that I approached Chappaquiddick
with a measure of scepticism and a tremor of dread.
New Release: Chappaquiddick
Cast: Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Clancy Brown and Olivia Thirlby The scandal and mysterious events surrounding the tragic drowning of a young woman, as Ted Kennedy drove his car off the infamous bridge, are revealed in the new movie starring Jason Clarke as Ted Kennedy and Kate Mara as Mary Jo Kopechne.
DMG's upcoming feature films include "Chappaquiddick
," starring Jason Clarke and Kate Mara, and "Blockers," starring Leslie Mann and John Cena; both films will hit screens worldwide in 2018.