Friday, April 15, 2011

Possible Injustice in 'The Conspirator'

Robin Wright as Mary Surratt in "The Conspirator." Photo from Roadside Attractions.

IN the week (Tuesday, 12 April) that marked the 150th anniversary of the start of the War Between the States aka Civil War and Emancipation Day (moved up one day this year to today) comes “The Conspirator.”

The film opens nationwide today.

Directed by Robert Redford, “The Conspirator” revolves around the trial of Mary Surratt (Robin Wright nee Penn). She is the proprietor of the boarding house where John Wilkes Booth&Co. hatched the plan to kill Abraham Lincoln, as well as his Vice President and Secretary of State. Though her guilt is in doubt, Surratt is tried and convicted and would become the first woman in the United States to be sentenced to death. She was hanged.

More on "The Conspirator" later. See trailer:

“The Conspirator” is rated PG-13 for some violent content.

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