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FEATURING STEPHANIE ABRAHAM – Coming just months before the White House will house one of the most unconventional First Ladies in US history, Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larraín has released a new feature film called simply Jackie.

In it, Oscar winning actress Natalie Portman portrays the life of Jacqueline Kennedy in the days after her husband’s assassination and how she navigates the expectations of being First Lady with the horrific tragedy that has just befallen her.

Critics are raving about Portman’s performance but today we turn to our own pop culture correspondent and film reviewer for the social and political significance of the film.

Stephanie Abraham is a writer and media critic, she helped found the feminist magazine make/shift and was the founding editor of the feminist magazine LOUDmouth. Her works have been published in McSweeney’s, Al Jazeera, Mizna and Bitch Magazine. She is the Pop Culture Correspondent and Film Critic for Rising Up With Sonali.

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