Film

Civil death?

OUT NOW! THE CONSPIRATOR is a brilliant picture of those falsely accused.

It’s 1865, the Civil War is over, and just as peace seems finally to be achieved, chaos threatens once again when President Lincoln is assassinated.  This brilliant political drama tells the real-life story of Mary Surratt, the only female conspirator and the first woman ever to be executed by the US government. Inspired by the post-9/11 trials of Islamic terrorists, Redford paints an intimate portrait of the final days of a falsely accused terrorist who died without a fair trial.

The Conspirator | D: Robert Redford (USA 2011) with James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Kevin Kline. Starts September 29