A documentary on Ethel Kennedy that provides an insider's view of a political dynasty, including her life with Robert F. Kennedy and the years following his death when she raised their eleven children on her own.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $14.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 wins. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

During the chaotic final weeks of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as the panicked South Vietnamese people desperately attempt to escape. On the ground, ... See full summary »

Director: Rory Kennedy
Stars: Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger, Stuart Herrington
The Kennedys (TV Mini-Series 2011)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The triumphs and tragedies of the most popular political family in American history.

Stars: Greg Kinnear, Barry Pepper, Katie Holmes
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An examination of the prisoner abuse scandal involving U.S. soldiers and detainees at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison in the fall of 2003.

Director: Rory Kennedy
Stars: Israel Rivera, Megan Ambuhl Graner, Javal Davis
RFK (TV Movie 2002)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Following the death of his brother John, Robert Kennedy is forced to rise to the challenge of leading his country and carrying on his brother's vision of what America could be.

Director: Robert Dornhelm
Stars: Linus Roache, James Cromwell, David Paymer
Documentary | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A mesmerizing, thought-provoking yet surprisingly amusing documentary on the life and times of Wolfgang Beltracchi, who tricked the international art world for nearly 40 years by forging ... See full summary »

Director: Arne Birkenstock
Stars: Wolfgang Beltracchi, Helene Beltracchi, Henrik Hanstein
Casting By (2012)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The surprising, never-before-told tale of the indispensable yet unsung Casting Director - Iconoclasts whose keen eye, exquisite taste and gut instincts redefined Hollywood.

Director: Tom Donahue
Stars: Deborah Aquila, Risa Bramon Garcia, Ellen Chenoweth
The Fence (2010)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In October 2006, the United States government decided to build a 700 mile fence along its Mexican border. Three years and 3.1 billion dollars later, award-winning director Rory Kennedy ... See full summary »

Director: Rory Kennedy
The Kennedys After Camelot (TV Mini-Series 2016)
Drama

Portrays the life of the former First Lady of the United States, Jacqueline Kennedy in the aftermath of the assassination of her husband, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, as she becomes Jackie O. in life after Camelot.

Stars: Ari Cohen, Kristen Hager, Diana Hardcastle
Kennedy (TV Mini-Series 1983)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Biography of the 1961-1963 presidency of John F. Kennedy.

Stars: John Shea, E.G. Marshall, Geraldine Fitzgerald
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

They were more than Washington wives. They were part of an American dream known as Camelot. With strength and cunning they upheld their public image by concealing their private truths. ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Shaw
Stars: Jill Hennessy, Lauren Holly, Leslie Stefanson
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

This film tells the tale of a close-knit Appalachian family that has changed little in the last 100 years.

Director: Rory Kennedy
Stars: Bascum Bowling, Clint Bowling, Edgar Bowling
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Rory Kennedy
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Herself
...
Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ralph Bunche ...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
Cesar Chavez ...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
Jimmy Hoffa ...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Herself (archive footage)
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend ...
Herself
Courtney Kennedy ...
Herself
...
Herself (archive footage) (as Jaqueline Kennedy)
...
Himself (archive footage)
Joseph Kennedy ...
Himself
Joseph P. Kennedy ...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself (archive footage)
Edit

Storyline

ETHEL is a 95 minute feature-length documentary about the life of Ethel Kennedy. Scheduled for broadcast on HBO in 2012, the film was produced and directed by Mrs. Kennedy's Emmy Award-winning daughter, Rory Kennedy. An intimate family portrait, ETHEL includes a lengthy interview with Mrs. Kennedy, as well as interviews with seven of her children, providing unique insight into her family's story, her life with Robert F. Kennedy, and the years following his death when she raised their eleven children on her own. The film is an insider's view of a political dynasty, a personal story interwoven with some of the most important moments of the 20th century. The film also features a rich treasure trove of never-before-seen footage from the Kennedy family's private collection. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 April 2013 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Ethel Kennedy  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Ethel- A Wonderful Tribute
20 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A first rate documentary about Ethel Kennedy and her wonderful family. There were so many photos and videos of the family that helped to show the family at home and on the campaign trail besides historical footage of news reports that showed that time period. While I was a student at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ in 1968, I worked on the Bobby Kennedy campaign and had the most wonderful time and was able to attend Bobby's speech in Camden, NJ along with other campaign workers where we were also able to see Ethel. Rory did a wonderful job of showing how loving and supportive her Mom was of her husband and what a wonderful mother she was and continues to be. Thank you for giving us an insider's view of your family.


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
She was such a rascal! So cute! Dianalee-2
I loved it.. rtuinman
where can we get robert Kennedy's quotes that were in this documentary? shannonbrenton
Discuss Ethel (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?