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This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean published in the past week.

Another fire swept through a clothing market in Haiti capital, just days after an inferno destroyed a large part of the main market in Port au Prince. The clothing market was closed at the time of the fire and there were no reports of deaths.

A military helicopter carrying officials assessing damage from a powerful earthquake crashed in southern Mexico, killing 13 people and injuring 16, all of them on the ground. A state government official said the chopper crashed into a group of people who had been spending the night in an open field after the 7.2 magnitude quake hit the area.

Three presidential candidates accepted the nominations of Mexico main political parties, with dueling rallies,
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kicking off a six person race to succeed President Enrique Pena Nieto.

The military officially took over policing in Rio de Janeiro, but the presidential decree still needed congressional approval. Brazil lower house approved the measure early Tuesday and the Senate closed the matter shortly before midnight.

Bolivian photographer Juan Karita introduces us to the cult of the Ekeko, rendered as a short, pudgy, moustached man who wears traditional Andean clothes and carries baskets of grains. The festival with roots in Aymara indigenous traditions crowns an artisan who dresses up as the best rendition of Ekeko. This year,
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12 men competed in the contest for a prize of about $140 and a refrigerator.

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One of four government sponsored families to move to Prince George this year, the Khalafs arrived in February after a month spent in Toronto.

They were part of the newly elected Liberal government’s first phase bringing 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada.

“It was a dream for us to come to Canada,” says Mostafa in Arabic, translated through Rose Tohme, who also immigrated this year, but through private sponsors.

In Lebanon, the family waited four and a half years before getting the call to come to Canada.

They always knew Lebanon could not be a home. Work was hard to come by and Syrians were paid less.

“It was so hard to live in Lebanon. Very little work and also to take care of the need of his family,” says Tohme, who switches between translating directly and explaining what Mostafa means.

They considered travelling illegally like so many others, but it would cost $15,000 Euros.

“His kids. they didn’t go to school so when we thought to go by sea to Germany or to Europe it’s just because to seek a good future for our children.”

Mostafa says he wants his children to be doctors and Sahar says her dream is that “her children will have good education.”

Their eldest, 13 year old Hajar, says being out of school during that time was “so hard.”

She’s happy to be back learning where she can “have friends and to talk with them,” she says in English.

She’s made friends at Peden Hill elementary, where three of her siblings also go, and she dreams of being a doctor.

Mostafa’s dream is simple: find a job, build a life, be a contributing citizen.

“We Syrians, we work anything. We don’t mind work,” says Mostafa, pausing frequently to allow Tohme to translate.

“It’s just we need to work. We like to work. It’s very important for us to work.”

Prince George was a good fit for them,
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a similar size to the town they’re from, just outside of Homs. He says life in Canada has been “easy and good,” but when pressed agrees waiting to find work while he learns a new language is hard.

“It’s a kind of difficulty, it’s not like frustrated,” Tohme explains.

“It’s a little bit difficult for us but we should learn English so we can be effective members in society,” Mostafa expands.

They spend their days going to the Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society of Prince George for classes, shopping, studying at home and on Fridays they pray at the mosque.

“Studying English it takes the whole time,” he says.

Mostafa used to work with marble and drove ambulances for five years. If he had a choice, he would be a driver again and has his full license, one of three who came with their Syrian driving license, Tohme says. The family owns a vehicle now, which they joke limits their ability to add more members.

“They were looking forward to having more kids but they start to think about the van,” Mostafa jokes through Tohme. Housing forms and one asked if there would be any changes in family numbers in the next year.

“I said ‘no,'” Tohme says firmly. “You can’t say yes.”

“If a van has nine passengers,” he quips back.

Mostafa doesn’t appear overly concerned about the upcoming deadline, at the one year mark in Canada, when Syrian refugees stop receiving the federal monthly living allowance and move to provincial social assistance.

“Yes, of course, feel worried. But we wish if we can find a job so we can be effective in this community.”

“It’s hard even with private sponsors,” adds Tohme, who helps teach English at IMSS. “Praise God we are working now but who knows. It’s like when a dad was holding his child’s hand and was teaching him how to walk and then suddenly he will leave his hand and let him walking.”
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DANVILLE A romantic evening with music, hors d’oeuvres and formal dress is planned for Saturday, with proceeds going to two non profit groups. Saturday at Rabbittown Trade Center, 36 College St. The event is a fundraiser for both Reagan’s Rescue Fund and First Gig Rock N’ Roll Camp for Kids.

“This is a good time for people to get together for Valentine’s Day and to get dressed up,” said Derek Sanders, an organizer along with his brother, Neil Culpepper.

Only 200 tickets will be available, Sanders said, and they’re selling quickly. He expects the event to sell out.

Musical performances will be by Dustin Danger, Andy Moreillon, Love Sign and the Brass Junkies. There will be a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres available, and after hours will be held at the nearby Shovelhead Saloon.

Sanders stressed this is not a costume party, but masks are suggested and will be available for purchase.

“It will be very beautiful and very elegant,” Greg Williams said. He and his wife, Marsha, are helping with the decorations.

Rabbittown is the perfect venue with its lights, exposed brick, and varnished hardwood floors, he said. Although the dress is formal, Williams said a nice suit, instead of a tuxedo, is OK for the men; his wife plans to wear a long gown.

Referring to the brothers, he said, “They wanted to do something for the organizations in town. In their differing ways, they cater to young people and they felt it was a good fit.”

At the event, information about Reagan’s Rescue and First Gig will be available.

Williams is the grandfather of Reagan Emery Williams, who died July 2, 2006, at age 1 years, the victim of Shaken Baby Syndrome.

“This gives us an opportunity to share information about Reagan’s Rescue. We’re excited about this possibility,” he said. The fund’s goal is to educate people about the syndrome.

The group’s latest project is to distribute posters around town warning: Never shake a baby.

After 11 years, the project sometimes stalls, but then something like the Masquerade comes along, and revitalizes it, he said.

Also at the event, Peter Blackmon, general manager of the David S. Palmer Arena, will have information about First Gig, which is sponsored by the arena and Danville Area Community College.

The young people work with professional musicians, learn about instruments and being in a band, how to put on a rock show and learn about the record industry.

Sanders, a salesman at Carmack Car Capitol, said his brother came up with the idea for “Masquerade.” Culpepper is a hair stylist in Champaign, and has lived in St. Louis and Chicago. The brothers are from Oakwood.

When Culpepper went to Danville’s Festival of Trees, Sanders said, “He was amazed at how well Danville did this. He wanted to do something formal, too.”

When it came time to choose the charities, Sanders said he’s passionate about First Gig. “It’s amazing to watch the kids come together and do something positive,” he said, adding, it keeps them out of trouble.

As for Reagan’s Rescue, Sanders said, “Greg’s passion for the cause 12 years later is what impresses me.” Sometimes, people beat the drum, but then drop the cause after a while but not Williams.
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Even Cormac McCarthy fans might struggle with the unrelenting pain of “Hostiles,” a grim ‘n’ grimy new Western from professional sadist Scott Cooper.

Cooper made his directorial debut in 2009 with the entertaining “Crazy Heart,” but his next two films (“Out of the Furnace,” “Black Mass”) were sour slogs.

“Hostiles” is also a sour slog, as mean and mirthless as any Western in recent memory. (Even “Unforgiven” had jokes.) But at least this time out Cooper’s punishing style fits the story he’s telling. I can’t say I enjoyed the film, but I did admire its unwavering commitment to a cruel and hopeless view of humanity.

The first thing you should know about “Hostiles” is that the film opens with someone shooting a baby. The second thing you should know is that the film begins in 1892 New Mexico and stars a stone faced Christian Bale as Captain Blocker, a legendarily prolific killer of Native Americans.

Blocker has been tasked with a mission that he finds more than a little distasteful: Take the dying Cheyenne war Chief Yellow Hawk (Wes Studi) and his family back to their Montana tribal lands.

Yellow Hawk has killed friends of Blocker’s; Blocker has killed friends of Yellow Hawk’s. It’s not going to be a fun trip.

For his journey, Blocker enlists a handful of soldiers (Timothe Chalamet, Jesse Plemons, Rory Cochrane and Jonathan Majors), and we’re off. Slowly.

Along the arduous ride, Blocker and his party pick up Rosalie Quaid (Rosamund Pike), a woman whose family has been killed by a Comanche war party. Rosalie, at first maddened with grief, gradually returns to her senses and takes a bigger role in the film, much to the film’s benefit.

This unlikely crew of soldiers, Indians and a widow run into all manner of trouble along the way including a nutty outlaw played by Ben Foster. And these perilous detours work as a form of team building for our mutually distrusting anti heroes. They grow to trust each other, however reluctantly.

Bale’s Blocker begins the movie as a hateful husk of a man. He ends the movie as a slightly less hateful husk of man. It’s not much of an arc, but the character allows the film to reckon with American empire and the useful monsters it created along the way to winning the West.

As grueling an experience as “Hostiles” can be, it is at least easy on the eyes and ears. Cinematographer Masanobu Takayanagi (“The Grey,” “Spotlight”) knows how to shoot a vista. And the forlorn score from composer Max Richter (“The Leftovers”) slops another layer of lament onto the proceedings.

The film’s long, hard journey culminates in the 99th scene of brutality, but then follows it up with a grace note: a sliver of light creeping into the abyss that is American history.
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Gearing up for rolling blackouts, people are trying to save power by shutting down appliances

OAKLAND Paul Goettlich’s condo in the Oakland hills features vaulted ceilings and skylights, a sweeping view of San Francisco’s bay and state of the art appliances.

As the state gears up for rolling blackouts and hefty energy bills this summer, many Californians are changing their habits. The result: Surging sales of everything from low energy light bulbs to fans to evaporative coolers that blow misty air.

The Orchard Supply Hardware store a few miles down the road from Goettlich’s condo is having a hard time keeping clotheslines and retractable drying racks in stock.

At the The Home Depot store in Colma, about 10 miles south of San Francisco, energy efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs are hot sellers, along with a $40 device called a Power Planner that’s said to cut energy use by appliances like refrigerators.

At the Wal Mart in the Southern California suburb of Brea, customers are buying blackout supplies along with fans and low energy light bulbs. Flashlights, camping lanterns and oil lamps also are popular, according to manager Rebecca Smith.

“We’ve quadrupled our fan sales this year, and it’s not even summer,” Smith said. “It doesn’t seem to matter what kind. People are buying all of them.”

The rolling blackouts are proving a retail bonanza for some out of state companies, like St. Louis based Emerson, which is selling twice as many ceiling fans in California than in any other state.

“They’re energy efficient and use less electricity than a 100 watt bulb,” explains Emerson spokesman Walt Sharp. “They can make a room feel about seven degrees cooler without air conditioning by circulating the air. They can save up to 40 percent when used with air conditioning.”

Industrial sized floor fans used in manufacturing areas and large warehouses also are a hot commodity in California, he said.

At Walnut based Lights of America, sales of energy efficient compact fluorescent bulbs have increased 700 percent since last year. And with state rebates and incentives for consumers to switch to the new bulbs, sales are expected to continue soaring,
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said Brian Halliwell, vice president of marketing sales.

Most bulbs average from $6 to $10, with 50 watt compact fluorescent bulbs providing the same amount of light as 300 watt halogens, Halliwell said.

The bulbs do, however, have a noticeable blue tinge, compared to most regular incandescent bulbs, said Bob Aldrich of the California Energy Commission. But the color can be changed or softened by using different lamp shades, he said.

“Just about any light use that’s out there will take a compact fluorescent light,” Aldrich said. “People should be more worried about saving energy.”

Shopping the light bulb display at The Home Depot in Colma, customer Linda Shintaku said she’s exploring all her options for conserving energy this summer.

“We lowered the thermostat, and we’re trying not to turn lights on in rooms we’re not in,” Shintaku said. “I try to wash clothes at night during low peak hours.”

Energy experts note that homeowners can make the biggest dent in their power bills by switching to more efficient models of major appliances.

But despite the advice and an array of rebate programs, Home Depot manager Jeff Benefield says consumers aren’t yet flocking in to replace energy sucking appliances like refrigerators and dishwashers. People who are in the market for big appliances ask about Energy Star ratings, which bring rebates of up to $75, he noted.

The new vogue for conservation has some ecology conscious Californians shaking their heads. Berkeley resident Leona Benten has been hanging her clothes outside to dry long before the power crisis came along and she’s hoping the energy crisis will push others to change their habits and their attitudes.

“It takes like two minutes,” Benten said. “I think that people have succumbed to incredible amounts of advertisements, and if it’s mechanized,
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“I was in the Navy 5 years, 8 months and 4 days,” he said, “I was a quartermaster, navigation on a bridge and I helped correct the charts and learned to steer the ship.”

He was only 18 on December 7, 1941. That’s the day when the Japanese began their suprise attack on the naval base in Hawaii at 7:55 that morning.

Hill was eating breakfast when the bell sounded announcing they take their battle stations. Moments later, he realized the reality of the attacks underway.

Never trained on how to load a rifle, Hill learned fast. Quickly he joined his fellow servicemen at his station and began firing at Japanese Torpedo Planes, hearing sounds of gunfire and explosions near and far.

Meanwhile, rescue boats and ships were running the water, helping survivors and picking up bodies. Sacramento was at a far distance from Battleship Row. Arizona took direct hits from Japanese planes, catching fire and ultimately sinking. Sacramento, was credited in the downing of two Japanese planes during the attack.

“It’s scary to have the enemy on you,” he said.

Many lives were lost on that day. At 94 years old, some memories of that day and after have faded for Hill, but the impact it left behind is still there.

“It would be nice if you could see some of the fellows that were on the ship with you, you know?” he said.

Back in the midwest part of the United States, many were going through a different battle.

“I could still remember going to the auditorium where they told us everything, what was going on,” said Viola Hill, “Some students had brothers in there, people crying.”

Viola was only a freshman in high school during the Pearl Harbor attack. The transition into World War II, she says, would last through her remaining high school years.

“Rationing, people getting killed, it was just a whole 4 years of a story that’s hard to believe,” she said, “When we were in Home Ec and Sewing, you couldn’t buy the materials you’d like to make it out of because the colors, the blues, the greens, the browns, that all went to the service to make their clothes and stuff. So you had to readjust to everything.”

During that time, Viola says they weren’t able to talk or ask questions about the war once servicemen returned home.

“You would hear these things, they would publish ‘Loose lips sink ships’,” she said, “We were told when they want to talk about something okay, but don’t ask them. Then they came back and they were looking at us thinking why aren’t they asking us what we did or how we felt? But we were told just the opposite, they didn’t realize it, but they did want to talk about what they did and where they were, but it just didn’t work that way.”


It was after the war in the Fall of 1945 when Hill and Viola would cross paths.

“The war was over in August, and I think he stayed home in Indianapolis for about a year,” she said, “Then he came to Chicago to go to school.”

In Chicago, Hill was staying with Viola’s cousin, who was renting out rooms in a house to servicemen who were going back to school. Shortly after, her cousin set her up to meet Hill.

“That first night, a Friday night, he talked a little, he was getting ready to get on the bus to go back home to Indianapolis for the weekend,” she said, “Well, he talked and he finally did leave, went down to the bus station and called again, talked some more. He never got home, he missed the bus and he never got home until about 4 or 5 o’clock in the morning.”

Two months later, Viola and Thomas Hill would be engaged. They would marry a month later and still remain married 70 years later.

Beforehand, Viola had no idea her future husband would be a part of American history. A unique love story, but it’s one that also comes with sincere gratitude for not just her partner in life, but to all the servicemen and women who played a role in that day and after.

“Going into service they probably didn’t realize what they were getting themselves in to,” she said, “but what they did get in to, we really appreciated all of that.”
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“After she mooned them for a few seconds, Mueffelmann told police, “Jessica and Cleyfi appeared very startled and alarmed.”ROFLMAO!!!!!3/5/2008 12:22:26 AM

There is a time and place for everything, and that is called college! I guess that is the place to do your mooning. Who needs other humour papers, we have the Daily Onion! At least now I know what killed my grandmother at FMM, it was probably a PBA! I still remember one of my last visits there, Granny was pointing to this pruny old naked lady (who would throw off all covers they tried to put on her) and stating, “She’s crazy!
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” Ok, grandma, thanks for overstating the obvious. Where did Jarvis and Alvarado go to nursing school, Prude State University? I guess PSU didn’t offer much in the way of anatomy classes! Or, social get togethers which included alcohol! Excuse me, I am laughing so hard I must go to the rest room. If you want to moon somebody, moon Amtrak! Very popular in summer along the Colorado River. We cannot have people exposing their butts. It’s very offensive.3/5/2008 6:14:27 AM

This is the biggest waste of tax payer dollars I have ever seen!3/5/2008 6:19:29 AM

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I guess when you work at a senior care facility your most likely to see moons with more “character’,
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so no wonder they were alarmed.3/5/2008 6:58:44 AM

This goes to prove there is no more humor,laughter, silliness left in anyone anymore. Im sure this Jarvis and Alverado do not think anything is funny and are just sick of cleaning bedpans and smelling corn cooking in the cafeteria. I hope them well, back to there boring routine and hope they never laugh at anything ever.

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The pair, who were wearing dark clothing, had been attempting to cross the road at Heaves in the pitch black when Miss Tyson received ‘a glancing blow’ from a van before being hit again by two more cars as she lay injured on the road.

“Looking back I blame myself,” said Mr Hearn, who lived with Miss Tyson at Bleaswood Road, Oxenholme.

Daniel Thompson, a delivery driver for a tea and coffee merchant in Penrith, said he was approaching the Brettargh Holt roundabout on the eastbound carriageway when he heard a ‘big bang and smash’.

“I didn’t see anything at all and at first instinct I thought I had hit a dog or an animal,” he said.

Mr Thompson put the hazard lights on his VW Caddy van and approached the crash scene. But it was not until he got closer that he saw Miss Tyson lying in the road, with Mr Hearn nearby.

He told the hearing Mr Hearn began punching him in the face saying: ‘You killed her’.

“He was swearing and shouting. I was in shock,” said Mr Thompson.

Mr Hearn was later arrested for assaulting Mr Thompson. No further details about the arrest were given at the hearing.

Tragically, Miss Tyson was then struck by David Millar, an accountant at GlaxoSmithKline in Ulverston, who was driving an Audi A4,
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and football coach Thomas Penny.

Mr Millar, from Kendal, said: “I saw a van with hazard lights on so I moved over to the next lane to give room and saw what I thought was rags in the road. As I got closer and I saw black hair but it was too late to react.”

Mr Penny, from Barrow, added: “If anyone could have done anything different they would have.”

Miss Tyson’s mother, Josephine, told all three drivers she did not blame them.

She said she was ‘surprised’ to learn her daughter had walked that distance and added her ‘legs would have been aching’.

“There’s a bus that goes all the way along that road every hour so if they waited that hour she would still be here,” she said.

And she directly asked Mr Hearn: “Why didn’t you wait?”

He replied: “I don’t have an answer, sorry.”

The inquest heard from several motorists who swerved to avoid the couple as they walked along unlit sections of the A6 from Heversham towards the A590.

One said Mr Hearn appeared drunk and had stepped out into the road waving his hands erratically.

Mr Hearn said his memory of the fatal crash was hazy and all he could remember was crossing the first two lanes of the road before the first car hit Miss Tyson.

“The next thing I remember the police were arresting me. It was like I blacked out,” he said.

PC Marc Holmes, based in Kendal, was the first officer on the scene of the crash.

He said Mr Hearn was ‘uncontrollably hysterical’, obstructive’ and ‘constantly in my ear saying arrest someone for murder’.

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said the cannabis was ‘unlikely to have caused impairment’ to Miss Tyson and that the drivers ‘did not stand a chance’ to react.

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Rourke interest in urology started during his medical residency. As a resident he saw the patients with urethral strictures a narrowing of the urethra that prevents normal urination visit the emergency room every few months.

“We would do these procedures that don really help the urethral stricture problem and I thought there has to be a better way,” said Rourke. “Having a stricture is almost like a urologic death sentence. You going to be in and out of the urology office or the emergency room for the rest of your life.”

Rourke learned reconstructive urology during a fellowship in Virginia in 2001 03. He has since helped the University of Alberta Hospital become a hub for urethral reconstruction surgery in western Canada, where more than 1,200 reconstructions have been performed the most in any facility in Canada.

Harvey Marchand, 73, underwent urethral reconstruction surgery in 2014 because scar tissue in his urethra affected his ability to urinate. The scar tissue was from an infection that occurred after Marchand had prostate surgery to remove cancer.

Rourke performed two surgeries on Marchand. The first fixed the stricture and the urinary blockage, but Marchand then lost the ability to control his urination.

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who used creativity to mask accidents, including one that happened while he was out shopping.

Once he got to a washroom, Marchand splashed the front of his T shirt with water and blamed his wet clothes on an overflowing sink.

“The experience makes you stronger. It gets less embarrassing.”

In the second surgery a year later, Rourke inserted a mechanical valve system in his urethra so Marchand could regain urinary control. That allowed the retired firefighter to return to his work and activities, including helping fight the Fort McMurray wildfire and cycling.

“There are a lot of men who have this problem,” said Marchand. “If I can help one other guy, hopefully more, but even one,
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NEW YORK Call Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy anything you want, says Natalie Portman. But don call her a tragic figure.

tragic figure to me is someone who succumbs, says Portman, who is in the thick of awards season talk with her portrayal of the 20th century most famous widow in Jackie.

certainly lived through more tragedy than anyone can imagine. I don think there anyone who ever experienced what she experienced, says Portman. the fact that she was able to pull herself together and be so strong and so thoughtful and so brave amid so much trauma I think that makes her a heroic figure rather than a tragic one. publicity appearances for the film by Pablo Larrain (Neruda) mark the unofficial beginning of a maternity leave (she and her husband, Black Swan choreographer Benjamin Millepied, are expecting their second child).

But the film produced by Black Swan Darren Aronofsky is likely to keep her in designer maternity dresses on red carpets for a while.

It an almost dreamlike study of Jackie swirl of events in the aftermath of JFK assassination on Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas. Jackie follows the first lady attempt to pour herself into preparations for a grandiose funeral, inspired by Abraham Lincoln interspersed with flashbacks including the grisly obvious one.

Almost first person in its focus, Jackie gives the audience more Portman than she may have ever given. idea with Pablo is he wanted to make the movie so intimate and psychological and get inside her head. Which as an actor means you got the camera right here all the time, she says, putting her hand six inches in front of her nose. can make you self conscious. it was the more practical challenge of portraying one of the most identifiable women in American history that almost scared Portman off from the project. was definitely scary. I never prided myself on any ability to mimic or imitate. If I was offered something like this before, I always say, that not my thing. think, I setting myself up for failure big time. Because people really know what she sounded like and moved like, and of course what she looked like.

I was so moved by the script and by Pablo approach which was to examine the humanity of someone we only considered a symbol that I ended up saying, y we actors, not surgeons. If I mess up, no one going to die. Let do it! worked with a coach, Tanya Blumstein, who was amazing on the dialect and voice. And we listened over and over to the White House Tour (a 1962 televised special in which the first lady showed off her redecorating to the nation), and also the transcripts of her interview with (historian Arthur) Schlesinger. (Recorded in 1962, they formed the basis for much of a fictionalized interview Jackie gives in the movie with a reporter played by Billy Crudup).

And then there was Jackie physicality. walk was really interesting. The main walking we seen is from the White House tour and the funeral (which Jackie insisted be a walk instead of a motorcade).

tend to think she thinking about walking in a regal manner. It quite stiff, almost to an unbelievable degree. You watch the White House tour and it almost like, can really be how she walked. Jackie was, if nothing else, the creator of her own image (and of the Kennedy myth), which is part of the movie narrative.

don know if I can ever say I understand any other human being. The phrase that bugs me the most is, know exactly how you feel. No you don No one knows how anyone feels, we can imagine and that the best we can do.

don claim to have any truth about Jackie. But my imagination is backed up by a lot of research about what happened in those days the historical facts about how the funeral was arranged,
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who was talking to who, and who made what decisions, that all real. It historically close, but there a higher artistic truth you looking for that you find in good fiction

says in the movie that sometimes the characters you create are more real than the people that stand beside you. the most difficult scene to film, Portman says, is one that had to be entirely imagined was another Pablo idea I thought was so brilliant. We all seen the Zapruder film. But it was a seven minute drive afterwards to the hospital. What is it like holding your husband exploded head on your lap? For seven minutes trying to get to the hospital?

we filmed that and it was harrowing. Who can even imagine it? It awful, the worst possible thing that could ever happen. And it was like the coldest day when we shot it. We were on this highway that they had closed down so we could go in this open car, and the poor actor who was playing Clint the security guy was harnessed to the speeding car (ex Secret Service agent Clint Hill remains the only living member of the motorcade). So it was physically difficult and emotionally unimaginable. out the rough patches was the fact that many cast members were personal friends of Portman including Greta Gerwig, who plays Jackie social secretary Nancy Tuckerman, Peter Sarsgaard, who is Robert Kennedy Jr. and John Hurt who was cast as an unnamed Kennedy family priest.

the actors are people I know for a long time, Portman says. worked with Peter before (in Garden State). I worked with Greta before (in the romantic comedy No Strings Attached). John Hurt. Billy (Crudup) I known for a really long time even though we never worked together.

terms of what it brings, I thought that was helpful because they were largely playing people who were close to her.

Greta actually my friend. So there a difference when she hugs me to console me. Having your girlfriend hold you is different than somewhat you just met. It allows for a certain level of intimacy. So we already had this rapport. We didn have to start from scratch. opens in select cities Friday, Dec. 9. It will expand to other cities next month.


A glamorous, iconic First Lady, whose private life was an endless guessing game. It practically a blank slate for an actress, which is why so many have taken on the role of Jackie Kennedy.

As we await the release of Jackie, with Natalie Portman playing the just widowed First Lady in the days after Dallas, here are others who gone full Bouvier Kennedy Onassis.

JACQUELINE BISSET TWICE: Okay, in the 1978 movie The Greek Tycoon, she played someone named Liz Cassidy, who was a glam, widowed former First Lady who marries a, um, Greek Tycoon. So yeah, complete fiction. She played Jackie again, by name this time, in the 2003 Fox TV movie America Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story.

JACLYN SMITH: Clearly, when playing Jacqueline, it helps to be named Jacqueline/Jaclyn. The ex Charlie Angel served notice she was more than just a pretty crime solving face by starring in 1981 TV movie Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, earning a Golden Globe nom.

GINNIFER GOODWIN: Once Upon A Time Snow White played Jackie in Killing Kennedy, the 2013 TV movie based on the book by Fox News Bill O MICHELLE GELLAR and ROMA DOWNEY: A pre Buffy Gellar and the future Touched By An Angel star played the teen Jackie and adult Jackie respectively in the 1991 TV movie A Woman Named Jackie.

JEANNE TRIPPLEHORN: She played Jackie opposite Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange in the 2009 HBO film Grey Gardens,
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about Jackie tragic relatives Edie and Edie Bouvier Beale.