Interactive Civil War Photo Gallery
The Making of a CineCollage Film
Acting in a Green Screen World
The Music of Saving Lincoln
Director/Writers Audio Commentary
English Captions for the Hearing Impaired
Format: NTSC, 16:9 Widesrceen
Language: English, 5.1 Digital Sound
Based on the true story of Abraham Lincoln (Tom Amandes) and his close friend, Ward Hill Lamon (Lea Coco), Saving Lincoln combines elements of theater and cinema to create a new visual world within vintage Civil War photographs. When the first assassination attempt occurs on the way to Washington in 1861, banjo-playing, pistol-wielding Lamon appoints himself Lincoln's bodyguard. From this unique perspective, Lamon witnesses every aspect of Lincoln's fiery trial as Commander-in-Chief, soothes his friend's tormented soul, and saves him from repeated attempts on his life. Lincoln sends Lamon away on a mission shortly before the fateful night at Ford's Theatre, yet it is Lamon who redefines that tragic event in a surprising and uplifting manner. Saving Lincoln has been called "a new and different kind of cinematic experience…truly fascinating" (Film Journal International), as well as "brave, incisive, brilliant and entirely factual" (Harold Holzer, Lincoln author and authority).
"Moving, ingenious, original... an important film that must be seen"
- Michael Medved
"A film with personality...shows the human side of the President"
- Louis Saenz, NPR
"Breaking new ground"
"Visually innovative, superbly acted"
- Jeffrey Lyons
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