Tuesday, January 24, 2006
New Movie on Controversial Mormon Event

The New York Times has reported the making of a new movie on one of the most controversial events in Mormon history--the Mountain Meadows massacre. "With Only God Left as a Witness" (free subscription required) gives us quite a bit of detail about this upcoming film. Here is an excerpt:

In public relations terms, this is not the easiest time to have the words "Latter," "Day" and "Saints" anywhere close together in your name. And the going may get rougher after the filmmaker Christopher Cain finishes his new movie about one of the darkest moments in Mormon history, the Mountain Meadows massacre of 1857, in which 137 pioneers from Arkansas were killed in Utah by a raiding party whose ties to the Mormon church are still in dispute.

The film, "September Dawn," stars Jon Voight, Lolita Davidovich and Terence Stamp (Dean Cain, the director's son, makes a cameo appearance). Two newcomers, Trent Ford and Tamara Hope, play a frontier Romeo and Juliet in a romance played out against a drama of a mass murder that continues to engender controversy almost 150 years after the fact. Financed independently by September Dawn and Voice Pictures, it is currently being screened for distributors.

This movie and the inevitable debate which will result upon its release will lead to some interesting dialog with Mormons and others interested in their history. I look forward to it!
 
posted at 10:00 AM  
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2 Comments:
At 8:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can see the trailer and read more info at:

www.septemberdawn.net

 
At 11:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This film was great (I went to a sneak preview. The acting was superb, the production was excellent and the film makers got it right. Finally a film telling us the truth about what took place way back when! based on Murder and Lies.... The LDS church needs to publicly apologize the masses for what they have done in their beginning.

 

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