UVA pundit Larry Sabato asked most of the questions.
Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone spoke on Friday, November 4, day two of the Virginia Film Festival. His talk followed a screening of his lengthy JFK, a film that purports to show flaws in the official explanation of the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Despite the passage of 20 years since release of the film and the near universal disdain of his scholarship by professional historians, Stone suggested to the Culbreth Theater audience that a cabal of military leaders conspired– somehow getting assistance from the FBI, CIA, and the Dallas Police Department (among myriad others)– to slay the 35th president in public view. Questioner Larry Sabato, working on a book about the killing, posed polite questions to Stone, who said the message was clear to subsequent peace-seeking presidents: "Don't f*ck with the system."