When Abraham Lincoln (Tom Amandes) is elected President, he brings only one friend to Washington: his banjo-playing, joke-telling former law partner and confidant, Ward Hill Lamon (Lea Coco). Lamon is also large and handy with a gun, and when the first assassination attempt occurs in 1861, Lamon appoints himself the President’s bodyguard and serves Lincoln faithfully throughout the four years of the Civil War.
From this unique perspective, Lamon witnesses every aspect of Lincoln’s fiery trial as Commander-in-Chief, from the constant military and political pressure, to the personal losses of friends and family members. He soothes Lincoln’s tormented soul, saves him from repeated attempts on his life and introduces him at the Gettysburg Address. And even though he is not present on that fateful night at Ford’s Theater in 1865 because Lincoln sends him on a mission, it is Lamon who redefines that tragic event in a surprising and uplifting manner.
Based on a true story, Saving Lincoln
uses CineCollage--a new filmmaking technique that uses actual Civil War photos (from the Library of Congress) for the green screen backdrops in every scene.
Directed by Salvador Litvak, the film also stars Penelope Ann Miller as Mary Todd Lincoln, Bruce Davison as William Seward, Creed Bratton as Senator Charles Sumner, Josh Stamberg as Salmon P. Chase, and Saidah Arrika Ekulona as Mrs. Elizabeth Keckly.
Check out the clip 'Sumner,' exclusively on MovieTickets.com and see Saving Lincoln
in select cities Feb 15.