The Oscar-Winning Glory Marches Back to the Big Screen July 21st and 24th

Denzel Washington received his first Academy Award – as Best Supporting Actor – for his intense and compassionate performance as Pvt. Trip, a former slave who volunteers to be part of the 54th Massachusetts, a Union regiment comprised of black soldiers. Director Edward Zwick’s visually stunning, meticulously crafted epic stars Matthew Broderick as Col. Robert Gould Shaw, who assumes command of the regiment – which by law could only be led by a white man. Starring Morgan Freeman, Cary Elwes, Andre Braugher and Jihmi Kennedy (from a screenplay by Kevin Jarre), Glory remains one of the most intelligent and gripping movies ever made about the American Civil War, and is a testament to enormous courage and bravery.

This cinematic presentation of Glory commemorates the film’s 30th anniversary – and also the 156th anniversary of the Second Battle Fort Wagner on July 18, 1863, which is the awesome and fearful backdrop for the film’s climax.

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