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The Better Angels (2014)

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At an isolated log cabin in the harsh wilderness of Indiana circa 1817, the rhythms of love, tragedy, and the daily hardships of life on the developing frontier shaped one of our nation’s greatest heroes: Abraham Lincoln. Using glorious black and white cinematography to conjure an America where the land was raw, The Better Angels sheds new light on the formative years of the future president and the two women who molded him into one of the most revered men in American history.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 7th, 2014 (Limited) by Amplify
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements and brief smoking.
(Rating bulletin 2333, 7/30/2014)
Running Time: 94 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, Coming of Age, Indiana, 1800s, Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Amplify, Brothers K
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Tom Lincoln
   Sarah Lincoln
   Nancy Lincoln
   Mr. Crawford

Supporting Cast

Braydon Denney    Abe
Cameron Williams    Dennis
McKenzie Blankenship    Sally
Ryan McFall    Johnny
Madison Stiltner    Matilda
Bruce Bayard    Uncle Thomas

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Production and Technical Credits

A.J. Edwards    Screenwriter
Terrence Malick    Producer
Nicolas Gonda    Producer
Jake DeVito    Producer
Charlie Beil    Producer
Jason Krigsfeld    Executive Producer
Joseph Krigsfeld    Executive Producer
Suzanne Deal Booth    Executive Producer
Antoine Douaihy    Executive Producer
Claudia Kowalski    Co-Executive Producer
Kevin Kowalski    Co-Executive Producer
Michael Kowalski    Executive Producer
Stefan Sonnenfeld    Co-Executive Producer
Hanan Townsend    Composer
Lisa Tomczeszyn    Costume Designer
Alexander Richard Milan    Editor
Caroline Hanania    Production Designer
Matthew J. Lloyd    Director of Photography

Everything is a Limited Release

November 7th, 2014

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There are a ton of limited releases coming out this week, including The Theory of Everything, which many people think will be an Awards Season contender. There are also a couple of foreign-language films worth checking out, Why Don't You Play in Hell and The Way He Looks. And finally, there are a trio of documentaries, Actress, Death Metal Angola, and National Gallery. Unfortunately, there are also a lot of films earning mixed or weaker reviews, so hopefully the good films don't get squeezed out.


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