The Better Angels
Indiana, 1817. The entire nation, only 40 years old and a few years removed from a second war of independence, is raw. Men, women, and children alike must battle nature and disease to survive in remote log cabins. This is young Abraham Lincoln’s world. Spanning three years of the future president’s childhood, The Better Angels explores his family, the hardships that shaped him, the tragedy that marked him forever, and the two women who guided him to immortality.
The Better Angels tells the story of Abraham Lincoln’s childhood in the harsh wilderness of Indiana and the hardships that shaped him, the tragedy that marked him for ever and the two women who guided him to immortality.
The Better Angels is an American biographical drama-historical film about the formative years of United States President Abraham Lincoln directed by A. J. Edwards. The film had its premiere at 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 18, 2014.
The film was later screened in the Panorama section of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival on February 8, 2014. In March 2014, Amplify acquired the distribution rights of the film, with schedule to release the film November 7, 2014.
The Better Angels
Directed by: A.J. Edwards
Starring: Jason Clarke, Diane Kruger, Brit Marling, Wes Bentley, Braydon Denney, Cameron Mitchell Williams, Madison Stiltner, Veanne Cox
Screenplay by: A.J. Edwards
Production Design by: Caroline Hanania
Cinematography by: Matthew J. Lloyd
Film Editing by: Alex Milan
Costume Design by: Lisa Tomczeszyn
Set Decoration by: Amy Morrison
Art Direction by: Christopher Tandon, John Vogt
Music by: Hanan Townshend
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements and brief smoking.
Studio: Amplify Releasing
Release Date: November 7, 2014