Thursday, April 29, 2010

'Conspirator' follows drama of Lincoln death

Any grade-school student can tell you the story of the 1865 assassination of Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theater. But what happened next? Robert Redford's new film, "The Conspirator", follows the race to hunt down the band of Confederate sympathizers behind the attack. James McAvoy stars as a Union soldier who agrees to defend one of the accused, boarding-house owner Mary Surratt (Robin Wright), whose son was the lone conspirator to escape the manhunt. • Article

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