The cover of the November issue of Perspectives on History features an image from the The Conspirator, the debut film from the American Film Company. An exclusive screening will be held on Saturday, January 8th at 7 p.m. at the 125th Annual Meeting before the film is released in theaters in spring 2011. To attend the screening you must register here.
The film, which tells the story of Mary Surratt’s trial following Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, is directed by Robert Redford, written by James Solomon, and stars Robin Wright, James McAvoy, Kevin Kline, and Tom Wilkinson.
Following the screening of the film will be a panel discussion with the film’s consulting historians, Frederic L. Borch III, Kate Clifford Larson, and Thomas R. Turner, and a reception.
Founded on the belief that real life is often more compelling than fiction, The American Film Company produces feature films about incredible, true stories from America’s past. To find out more about The American Film Company and their work with prominent historians click here.
Again, make sure to register online in order to attend this exclusive screening.