July 1

Glory

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Glory tells the story of the 54th Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the US Army’s first African-American regiment to fight for the Union.  The unit is commanded by Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, the son of a prominent Boston abolitionist family.  Glory is a stunning historical film, and it brilliantly captures the diversity of experience and the personal histories of the individual soldiers in the unit.  It follows the difficult road they had to traverse to become an efficient and respected fighting unit.  The film is able to be both sweeping in scope and personally intimate.  The soundtrack adds to the mythic quality of the film; a film that conveys the momentous struggle that made us into the United States of America.

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