The Civil War on Film

Friday, Oct. 19 – Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012


To mark the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War, the final series of 2012 will open Oct. 19 with Gone With The Wind, followed by GloryGettysburg andGods and Generals Oct. 20 and 21. 

Saturday, Oct. 20; 2 p.m.

(Dir: Edward Zwick, 1989, 122 min) Robert Gould Shaw (Matthew Broderick) leads the Civil War's first all-black volunteer company (including Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman), fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.

Saturday, Oct. 20; 7 p.m.

(Dir: Ronald F. Maxwell, 1993, 261 min) In 1863, the Northern and Southern forces fight at Gettysburg in the decisive battle of the American Civil War. The film stars Tom Berenger, Stephen Lang and Martin Sheen.

Gods and Generals
Sunday, Oct. 21; 2 p.m.

(Dir: Ronald F. Maxwell, 2003, 219 min) Gods and Generals follows the rise and fall of legendary war hero Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson (Stephen Lang) as he leads the Confederacy to great success against the Union from 1861 to 1863. This movie is the prequel to Gettysburg.