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Spielberg Film Fest: Lincoln
  • Date: Monday, November 18, 2013
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater

The Foundation for the National Archives has named director Steven Spielberg as the 2013 recipient of its Records of Achievement Award in recognition of his film legacy, which has brought to life defining moments of our nation’s history. In commemoration of this award and in collaboration with DreamWorks Studios, the National Archives is screening four of his critically acclaimed films.

Lincoln (2012; 150 minutes; rated PG-13) chronicles the final four months in the life of the man regarded as America’s greatest President. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role, the untold story focuses on a defining moment in Abraham Lincoln’s life – as commander-in-chief of a country in chaos; as a husband and father afraid of losing his own son to the war; and as a man guided by his conscience to end slavery. With the Civil War nearing conclusion, President Lincoln fights to convince a fractious Congress to pass a Constitutional amendment that will change the course of history. Facing fierce opposition, he wages a battle of strategy, persuasion, and political muscle to build a coalition out of his team of rivals.

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations accepted. Free tickets are distributed at the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue, starting 60 minutes prior to start time.

The Foundation for the National Archives is proud to sponsor this public film festival through the support of the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, Inc. The Gala and Records of Achievement Award Ceremony is made possible by AT&T and the generous support of the Maris S. Cuneo Foundation, Governor Jim Blanchard and Janet Blanchard, and Marvin F. Weissberg.