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Running Time:
26 minutes


Boardinghouse owner Mary Surratt was one of four Southern sympathizers who was tried, convicted and executed for conspiring to assassinate President Lincoln. Believed by many to have been innocent, she was nevertheless doomed to be the first woman executed by the federal government. Was the widow Surratt truly guilty of the crime, or just a busy mother and innkeeper in the wrong place at the wrong time?

"Filmmakers Chris and Heather King merge history and technology to stunning effect." "A highly sophisticated piece of filmmaking." - Carla Meyer, Sacramento Bee

"Richly rendered and well researched." - The Daily Record

"I enjoyed all 25 minutes of this and found myself looking over at the timer every few minutes hoping there was more, not less, left to see. The climax is affecting - and disturbing."
- Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

"EPIC" - SacTown Magazine

"An amazing film. Your short has opened up a hornet's nest!" - Elizabeth Trindal; author, Mary Surratt: An American Tragedy.

"A dreamlike biopic...Fluid and confident." - Daniel Barnes, Sac News & Review>

"Kudos...The performances are fantastic! - Kate Clifford Larson; author, Assassin's Accomplice, Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln

"Stylish, well paced, giving us a glimpse into a turbulent moment in history." - Robin Ruinsky, FSR

"Well acted and very informative." - Justin Strout, Orlando Weekly

"An unusual and incredibly artful short film." "Thoughtful and Powerful." - IndieFlix.com

"Packed more emotion into 23 minutes than can be found in all of (Redford's film, 'The Conspirator')." - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

"Absolutely mandatory viewing for Civil War completists." - Asbury Park Press, New Jersey

"...a haunting, beautifully poetic piece that stays with you long after it's over. A powerful and well-crafted film." - Examiner.com

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