The Bradford County Library presents a dramatized and fictionalized film account of the Kennedy administration’s struggle to contain the Cuban Missile Crisis on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 5 p.m.
In October of 1962, U-2 surveillance photos reveal the Soviet Union is placing nuclear weapons in Cuba. These weapons have the capability of wiping out the Eastern and Southern United States in minutes.
President John F. Kennedy and his advisors must come up with a plan of action against the Soviets. Kennedy is determined to show that he is strong enough to stand up to the threat, and the Pentagon advises U.S. military strikes against Cuba, which may lead to another U.S. invasion.
Kennedy is reluctant to follow through, because a U.S. invasion could cause the Soviets to retaliate in Europe. A nuclear showdown appears to be almost inevitable. Can it be prevented?
This 2000 feature film stars Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood as JFK, Dylan Baker as Robert McNamara, and Steven Culp as Robert Kennedy.
The viewing of this film is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Library at (570) 297-2436.
The Bradford County Library is located 1-mile west of the town of Burlington.