Rush to Judgment
Director: Emile de Antonio Run Time: 124 min. Release Year: 1967
Starring: Mark Lane
In 1966, the documentary “Rush to Judgment” presented for the first time a simple, concise legal argument that the Warren Commission was hiding something, suggesting a broader conspiracy. Lee Harvey Oswald could not have single-handedly killed President John F. Kennedy.
Director Emile de Antonio and lawyer Mark Lane recorded unpolished, first-hand interviews from witnesses with direct proximity to the murders–but who were not given a platform in the official inquiry. For a subject that has been rehashed and sensationalized so many times in the intervening 60 years, this documentary brings fresh clarity and presents a cool-headed argument that is untouched by time.
Digital restoration by the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theatre Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Sphinx Productions.