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Drama, Period and Historical
The name John Wilkes Booth is synonymous with the dramatic assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, which took place in a crowded theatre in the dying days of America's Civil War. This is no surprise, since it was Booth who pulled the trigger - but this film takes us into the lesser-known story of Mary Surrat, the only woman charged as a co-conspirator in the trial that followed. Brit James McAvoy stars as Surrat's reluctant defence lawyer, and this worthy courtroom drama asks some powerful questions about the meaning of justice - which are no less relevant than they were in 1865.
Sean Penn won an Oscar for this inspiring portrayal of gay rights campaigner, Harvey Milk.
14+ years 122 mins
70s classic about the two journalists who uncovered the Watergate scandal which brought down a presidency.
14+ years 132 mins
American Civil War drama about the 54th Massachusetts Volunteers - one of the few regiments made up entirely of black troops.
14+ years 117 mins
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