Inspired by real events in the life of French New Wave icon Jean Seberg. In the late 1960s, Hoover's FBI targeted her because of her political and romantic involvement with civil rights activist Hakim Jamal.
Inspired by real events in the life of Breathless (1960) star and French New Wave icon Jean Seberg, who in the late 1960s was targeted by Hoover's FBI, because of her political and romantic involvement with civil rights activist Hakim Jamal.
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Nina Simone
Courtesy of RCA Records
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It's worth a watch, but don't expect to be blown away...
A rather creative tale of the actress Jean Seberg and of her association with the Black Panther movement in America that ends up with her under FBI surveillance. Kristen Stewart does make an effort; but this whole film is just too linear; the actress - if she really was anything like this portrayal in real life, was a selfish and thoughtless individual who appears to care little for her husband or son. As such it's quite hard to sympathise with her even though at a political level; "Seberg" does make you realise (a bit like "The Report") just how little practical oversight the US Congress actually appears to have over the operations of Federal Agencies. Jack O'Connell isn't very convincing at the BFI guy with a conscience either.
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