This weekend, I picked a movie to see from the Milwaukee Film Festival. While it wasn't one of the films I originally put on my list, Ethel turned out to be a really special treat. I was a history major in college, but I must have skipped over the whole Robert Kennedy lesson. Robert Kennedy was married to a woman named Ethel? They had eleven children? Woof, almost a baker's dozen.
The documentary was wonderfully put together, produced and directed by the Kennedys' daughter Rory. The film featured interviews with Ethel and her children along with lots of original video and photos. The best treat of the movie was getting to know Ethel, a feisty, strong, vibrant woman who played a special role in history and helped instill a passion for social justice among her children. Definitely worth a watch.