From the Kennedy Assassination to Edward Snowden
, Edward Jay Epstein
has built a career out of challenging the conventional wisdom. The author of several seminal works of investigative journalism is the subject of an arresting new documentary, “Hall of Mirrors,” which premiered at the New York Film Festival this month. It is looking for distribution. The film marks the directing debut of sisters Ena and Ines Talakic
, and serves as both a retrospective of Epstein’s fascinating career and a memorial to a type of reporting that has largely fallen out of favor in an era of clickbait headlines.
“He’s just someone who asks basic questions and gets full access to the most incredible people,” said Ines Talakic
. “He takes his time and he digs deep.”
That’s been a hallmark of Epstein’s career. As an undergraduate at Cornell he managed to speak to nearly every member of the Warren Commission save for Chief Justice Earl Warren
. His resulting