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<i>Lincoln</i>. 2012. USA. Directed by Steven Spielberg
  • Lincoln

    2012. USA. Steven Spielberg.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 7:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1



  • Lincoln

    2012. USA. Directed by Steven Spielberg. A study in restraint, determination, and political and personal illumination, Spielberg's Lincoln is a marvel. With the same unrelenting exploration of informed progress he brings to the stage, screenwriter Tony Kushner has created a profoundly human portrait of a historical giant who has taken on super-human status in popular discourse (witness Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Killer). Day Lewis brings his Lincoln squarely back to the creaky wood-plank floors of the 19th-century White House, an unstable ground for both his family (played by Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Gulliver McGrath) and the nation. A history lesson on the fight for the 13th Amendment and the end of the Civil War to be sure, the film is also, and perhaps more importantly, a gentle reminder that the ideals of this nation are and have been melted and reshaped in the cauldron of the American experiment for over 200 years.

In the Film exhibition The Contenders 2012

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