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Robert Redford focuses on the chaotic moment in history directly following President Lincoln's assassination to tell the story of the proud mother charged with committing the monumental crime, and the ambitious young lawyer who reluctantly becomes her defense attorney. The Civil War has ended, and upon returning home, Union War hero Frederick Aiken (James McAvoy) endeavors to enter the world of politics by establishing himself as a lawyer. Though a high-society ball provides Aiken with the unique opportunity to gain an ...


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Ardith B

Oct 13, 2012

Worth watching

This movie provides a realistic feel for Washington at the close of the Civil War. It also makes a strong protest against trying civilians in a military court, but I was somewhat disappointed in that it didn't really give a clear picture of Mary Surrat's involvement or non-invovement in the conspiracy to kidnapp/kill Lincoln.

Patricia S

Dec 15, 2011

Surrat; Victim or Guilty?

This video presents history in a factual manner, leaving the viewer to decide for themselves whether Mary Surrat was a victim or guilty. Well done, well produced and very enjoyable.

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