Sunday, April 17, 2011
Well last night as I said decided to take in a movie. Was not sure
what was playing but with luck I stumbled upon a nice period piece
My report, this is an excellent movie and a must see if you are into
The Conspirator is a historical drama film directed by
Robert Redford. It is the debut film of the American Film Company.
The film tells the story of Mary Surratt, the only female co-conspirator
charged in the Abraham Lincoln assassination and the first woman to
be executed by the United States federal government. The movie
stars Robin Wright, James McAvoy, Justin Long, Evan Rachel Wood, Jonathan Groff, Tom Wilkinson, Alexis Bledel, Kevin Kline and Toby Kebbell.
Against the ominous back-drop of post-Civil War Washington and the wake of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the President, Vice President, and Secretary of State. The lone woman charged, Mary Surratt (Wright) owns a boarding house where John Wilkes Booth (Toby Kebbell) and others met and planned the simultaneous attacks.
Frederick Aiken lawyer (McAvoy), a 28-year-old Union war-hero, reluctantly agrees to defend Surratt before a military tribunal. Aiken realizes his client may be innocent and that she is being used as bait and hostage in order to capture the only conspirator to have escaped a massive manhunt, her own son, John (Johnny Simmons).
As the nation turns against Mary she is forced to rely on Aiken for her defense as the drama which unfolds leads to her ultimate date with the hangman.
The official movie site/go to title link above....
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