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A PROMISING “CIVIL WAR” MOVIE: COPPERHEAD!

I just discovered a potentially wonderful movie on the so-called Civil War.

Copperhead is a movie about the struggle felt by one in upstate New York who is opposed to war to hold the Union together.  The opposition this farmer felt juxtaposed against the burgeoning romance between the son of the dissident and the daughter of a Unionist opponent.

Directed by Ron Maxwell (Gettysburg and Gods and Generals) it will demonstrate a huge hole in the Lincoln as hero myth.  I am looking forward to it.  I would say there will be opposition to anything that challenges the idea that force was acceptable to hold a union of free states together against the will of the people of more of those states.  We’ll see.

Here is the website.  There will be a couple of early showings in the Commonwealth, one in Arlington and one in Lynchburg (Liberty University) before the movie is wheeled out nationwide on June 28th:

May 10

Special (GIFF)
Signature Theatre
2776 S Arlington Mill Dr #810
Arlington VA 22206
http://gifilmfestival.com/portfolios/copperhead/

June 4

Special/Preview Screening (Liberty University)
Cinemark Movies 10
3700 Candlers Mountain Rd
Lynchburg, VA 24502
http://www.liberty.edu/academics/arts-sciences/history/index.cfm?PID=16259

I cannot make the May 10 but I might try the June 4 showing.  Rah for Ron Maxwell for daring to take a group condemned as historical villains and show they were the real constitutionalists.

 

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood “Sandy” Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia’s first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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