Film Friday: Lincoln
Directed by the master of blockbuster movies himself, Steven Spielberg has churned out yet another on screen classic. A historical drama starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln tells the biographical tale of the iconic United States President, Abraham Lincoln. Based partly on Doris Kearn Goodwin’s biography, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, Spielberg’s silver screen version depicts the last four months of the great President’s life, focusing on his work towards passing the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution in the House of Representatives which would formally abolish slavery. Met with critical acclaim and already tipped as a contender for many an Academy Award, there’s no doubt this movie steeped in our proud American past would make it as an instant Cockpit USA Film Friday pick!