The Assassination and Mrs Paine
One woman’s unshakable connection to the JFK assassination continues to haunt her fifty years later.
According to her detractors, Ruth Paine is a government agent who helped frame Lee Harvey Oswald as the assassin of the president. But to her defenders, she is simply an innocent bystander caught up in history. The Assassination and Mrs. Paine juxtaposes Ruth’s first-hand account alongside the assassination researchers who suspect her and the defenders of the official story with whom she sides.
In the age of fake news and post-truth politics, we return to the foundational conspiracy of our time through the lens of this critical but little-known character. This unsettled history, embodied in the story of Ruth Paine, exposes raw fault lines running between divergent visions of America.FULL SYNOPSIS