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Monday Night Movie


Arts & Entertainment
The Princeton Public Library
698 East Peru Street
Laurie Anderson
landerson@princetonpl.org
815-875-1331
www.theprincetonlibrary.org
Oct 14, 2013
6:00 PM - 8:30 AM

In 1865, as the American Civil War winds toward conclusion, U.S. president Abraham Lincoln struggles to achieve passage of the landmark constitutional amendment which will forever ban slavery from the United States. However, his task is a race against time, for peace may come at any time, and if it comes before the amendment is passed, the returning southern states will stop it before it can become law. Lincoln must, by almost any means possible, obtain enough votes from the Congress before peace arrives and it is too late. Yet the president is torn, as an early peace would save thousands of lives. As the nation confronts its conscience over freedom of its entire population, Lincoln faces his own crisis of conscience...end slavery or end the war.

This film is free to the public.  Rated PG-13.  (20th Century Fox)