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Moving Civil War film at library Thursday, 3:15 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Posted on: June 28, 2011

The music by James Horner is reason enough to see the next movie at the Murphy Library.  He teams up with the Boys Choir of Harlem to touch your emotions about war, loss, and patriotism.  And yet there’s more.

This Thursday, June 30, as part of the Civil War’s 150th anniversary, the library is showing “Glory” the  Academy Award-winning Civil War film that honors both black and white soldiers.  Starring Matthew Brokerick, Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman.  Screenings are at 3:15 p.m. and 6 p.m.  It is rated R for violence and runs 122 minutes. 

They were the 600 men of the 54th Massachusetts, among the first regiments in the Union Army of all black soldiers under commanders who were white.  Their patriotism was colorblind.  Call 837-2417 for details.

The film won Oscars for Cinematography, Sound, and Best Supporting Actor to Denzel Washington.  Filming locations ranged from Appleton Farm in Ipswich, and Old Sturbridge Village, both in Massachusetts,  to Jekyll Island, McDonough, and Savannah, Georgia.

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