University of Rochester
Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African American Studies

“Lincoln” (2012) directed by Steven Spielberg

  • Wednesday, February 12, 2014
  • 5:00 PM

Morey 321

Africa Video Series

Lincoln is a 2012 American epic historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg ,starring Daniel Day-Lewis as United States president Abraham Lincoln and Sally Field as <ary Todd Lincoln . The screenplay by Tony Kushner was based in part on Doris Kearns Goodwins's biography Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln , and covers the final four months of Lincolns life, focussing on the presidents effort January 1865 to have the Thirteenth amendment to the United States  Constitution passed by the United States House of Representatives .  

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