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Filmmaker A.J. Edwards Discusses ‘The Better Angels’

Film Chronicling Abe Lincoln’s Childhood Opens November 7th

Nov 07, 2014

The Better Angels is a breathtaking cinematic interpretation of three critical years in Abraham Lincoln’s youth. Starting before the death of his birth mother in 1818 and spanning through his stepmother’s arrival in his life, the film is not only a realistic, un-romanticized portrayal of American frontier life, but a poetic study of the bonds between a child and its mother. The Better Angels speculates on the impact these two women had in shaping the future leader, and does so quite convincingly. More


The Better Angels

Directed by A.J. Edwards

Nov 07, 2014

The Better Angels is a poetic interpretation of three formative years of Abraham Lincoln’s youth. More