Tom Amandes and Lea Coco in person!
- SAVING LINCOLN
- 2013, Salvador Litvak, USA, 101 min.
- With Tom Amandes, Lea Coco, Penelope Ann Miller
The mystery of why Abraham Lincoln (Amandes, Chicago theater veteran and TV’s “Parenthood” series) was not accompanied by his closest friend and dedicated bodyguard U.S. Marshal Ward Hill Lamon (Coco) on the fateful night he was assassinated is unraveled in this authentically researched tale that delves into the president’s public life and private beliefs and fears. Utilizing an innovative technique that places actors within the frame of Civil War photos by Brady, Gardner, and others, director Litvak brings the man and the era to life with a fateful sense of destiny. DCP video. (BS)
Actors Tom Amandes and Lea Coco will be present for audience discussion at both screenings.