Saturday, June 14, 2014
12:30 PM, Light Refreshments
Lecture Hall on Lower Level of Warrenton Visitors Center
33 N. Calhoun Street, Warrenton, VA (located behind the Mosby House Museum)
1:00 PM: Civil War historian and former NPR film [music] commentator Noah Andre Trudeau leads a pre-screening discussion highlighting historical tidbits and things to look and listen for in this classic Hollywood movie.
2:00 PM: Gettysburg (1993, 254 min, unrated, directed by Ronald F. Maxwell) It’s called the greatest battle ever fought on American soil—the Battle of Gettysburg. Gettysburg, the movie based on Michael Shaara’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Killer Angels, is a lengthy historical account of this pivotal battle of the American Civil War. For three hot summer days in 1863—July 1,2, and 3—in the small Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg, 165,000 Confederate and Union troops clashed in bitter combat. The movie attempts to humanize the fallen men and focuses on successful and unsuccessful tactical strategies.
6:30 PM: Civil War historian and former NPR film [music] commentator Noah Andre Trudeau leads a pre-screening discussion highlighting historical tidbits and things to look and listen for in this classic Hollywood movie.
7:00 PM: Gods and Generals (2003, 229 min, rated PG, directed by Ronald F. Maxwell) Based on Jeff Shaara’s best-selling historical novel Gods and Generals, the movie covers the events of the American Civil War before the climactic 1863 battle of Gettysburg. Reedited from beginning to end with the inclusion of Shakespearean actor and future Lincoln assassin, John Wilkes Booth (Chris Connor), and other never-before-seen footage. Director Ron Maxwell tells the story of the Civil War’s beginnings in this extended director’s cut.