Lincoln – Certificate 12

April 12, 2019 - 7:30 pm
Crowle DN17 4LA
Synopsis: “If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.” — Abraham Lincoln, in a letter dated December 1865 In the final four months of Abraham Lincoln’s life and presidency, the full measure of the man — his passion and his humanity — came to bear on his defining battle: to plot a forward path for a shattered nation, against overwhelming odds and extreme public and personal pressure. Steven Spielberg’s LINCOLN provides an intimate immersion into the American leader’s most perilous and revealing moments, at a time when the dark shadow of slavery lifts and a country torn by war must be made whole. A rich human drama plays out as Lincoln doubles down to end the devastating Civil War not merely by ending the war but by fighting to pass the 13th Amendment, permanently abolishing slavery. It will be an act of true national daring. He will have to call upon all the skill, courage and moral fortitude for which he’ll become legend. He will grapple with the impact of his actions on the world and on those he loves. But what lies in the balance is what always mattered most to Lincoln: to compel the American people, and those in his government of opposite persuasions, to alter course and aim higher, toward a greater good for all mankind. Brought to life via a layered screenplay by Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner, Spielberg’s starkly human storytelling and the performance of Daniel Day-Lewis leading an accomplished cast, the film invites audiences directly into the heart and soul of Lincoln’s final achievements. The Lincoln who emerges is a man of raw paradoxes: funny and solemn, a playful storyteller and fierce power broker, a shrewd commander and a vulnerable father. But in his nation’s darkest hour, when the times demand the very best of people, he reaches from within himself for something powerful and everlasting. Twentieth Century Fox and DreamWorks Pictures present in association with Participant Media LINCOLN, a film directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay written Details Director(s): Steven Spielberg Production Year: 2011 Cinema Date: 25/01/2013 Distributor: 20th Century Fox Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Hal Holbrook, Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader, David Strathairn
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