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'Bobby' Deals With Prejudice, Injustice, Chaos And Loss On A Dark American Day; On DVD April 10

March 28th, 2007 9:30pm EDT
BobbyRe-imagining one of the most explosively tragic nights in American history, Bobby forges an intimate mosaic of the public's sorrow and shock following the assassination of Presidential hopeful Robert Kennedy.

A deeply personal project from director Emilio Estevez, Bobby debuts on DVD April 10 from Genius Products LLC. and The Weinstein Company, showcasing a deft combination of fact, fiction and fate through the interwoven stories of 22 individuals – party-goers, performers, hotel employees and campaigners – who were at the Ambassador Hotel the night Kennedy was killed. The stirring recreation of that catalytic day features a massive cast of Hollywood's most venerable top talent, including Oscar®-winners Anthony Hopkins and Helen Hunt, Oscar®-nominees Laurence Fishburne, Sharon Stone and William H. Macy as well as Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Lindsay Lohan, Elijah Wood, Christian Slater, Harry Belafonte, Martin Sheen, Heather Graham and many more.

"A remarkable movie about an incredible day in American history" (Larry King, "Larry King Live"), Bobby was a Golden Globe® nominee for Best Drama, in addition to being a Screen Actors Guild® nominee for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. The Bobby DVD and will be available in both widescreen and full screen versions and includes two featurettes: Bobby: The Making of an American Epic and Eye-witness Accounts from the Ambassador Hotel.

Revisit the night in 1968 when Robert F. Kennedy was gunned down at the Ambassador Hotel through 22 individuals. Each are at the hotel for different purposes but share the common thread of anticipating Kennedy's arrival at the primary election night party, which would change their lives forever. This historic night is set against the backdrop of the cultural issues gripping the country at the time, including racism, sexual inequality and class differences.