Celebrated documentarian Dawn Porter (Gideon’s Army, Trapped) is set to debut her most recent documentary Bobby Kennedy for President at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival on April 25th.

According to the official synopsis, Robert F. Kennedy’s passion and vision helped his brother John get elected president, sparked a country’s conscience, guided the nation through terrifying crises, and inspired a generation. In the decade before his assassination at age 42, as Attorney General, a United States Senator, and a candidate for President, RFK also riled the establishment as he sharpened his political acumen, and challenged America to become the best version of itself. Told through rare and never-before-seen footage, director Dawn Porter’s four-part documentary series Bobby Kennedy for President examines the “Bobby Phenomenon” of the 1960s and the continuing influence of the man many see as the greatest loss of a troubling and turbulent era.

Bobby Kennedy for President will launch globally on Netflix on April 27th following World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.

For information on how you can secure tickets to the screening, please click HERE.

Prior to her film making career, Porter practiced law for five years and worked as Director of Standards and Practices at ABC News and as the Vice President of Standard and Practices at A&E Television Networks. Since her transition into the film industry, Porter has already caused major waves in the film community and is making her mark. Her 2013 documentary, Gideon’s Army won the Sundance Film Festival Editing Award and the Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Award and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and an Emmy. She also directed and produced Spies of Mississippi, a documentary that was part of ITVS’ 2014 Independent Lens series on PBS, and directed Rise: The Promise of My Brother’s Keeper which chronicled President Obama’s program to help young men and boys of color succeed. Porter then returned to Sundance to debut her 2nd feature length documentary, Trapped, at Sundance Film Festival in January 2016, and her one hour-long documentary Fatherless was commissioned by Fusion.

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