An American Affair

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An American Affair
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Promotional film poster
Directed by William Olsson
Produced by Kevin Leydon
Written by Alex Metcalf
Starring Gretchen Mol
James Rebhorn
Noah Wyle
Perrey Reeves
Mark Pellegrino
Cameron Bright
Music by Dustin O'Halloran
Cinematography David Insley
Edited by Scott Chestnut
Distributed by Screen Media Films
Release date
  • 2008 (2008) (Zurich Film Festival)
  • February 27, 2009 (2009-02-27) (United States)
Running time
93 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $28,044 (domestic)[1]

An American Affair is a 2009 American independent period comedy-drama film starring Gretchen Mol, James Rebhorn, Noah Wyle, Perrey Reeves, Mark Pellegrino, and Cameron Bright, which was released theatrically by Screen Media Films on February 27, 2009.[2]

The film was produced in 2008, written by Alex Metcalf, directed by William Olsson and produced by Kevin Leydon. Its soundtrack was created by Dustin O'Halloran.


Set in 1963, in the swirl of glamour and intrigue that turned President John F. Kennedy's Washington into Camelot, a young teenager, Adam Stafford (Cameron Bright) has an inside view of JFK’s torrid affair with his neighbor Catherine (Gretchen Mol) and secret CIA assassination plans. The assassination plan was influenced by a Cuban national in which America was having a revolutionary threat from Fidel Castro. Catherine kept a diary which entries were about the secrets of the President. This diary was secretly stolen from Catherine by Adam Stafford when she fell asleep. The contents of this diary were the cause of her murder by the CIA, presumably.

The Catherine Caswell character and the events not involving the wholly fictional Adam Stafford are based on Mary Pinchot Meyer.[3]


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  1. ^ "An American Affair". Box Office Mojo. 
  2. ^ "Baltimore-Made Independent Film Gets Distribution". WJZ. February 4, 2009. Archived from the original on March 25, 2009. 
  3. ^ Taft, Kevin (August 4, 2009). "An American Affair". Edge. 

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