Civil War Classic ‘Glory’ Returning to Theaters in July
Mark your calendars.
“Glory,” the civil war epic starring Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, and Matthew Broderick, is returning to 600 theaters in honor of its 30th anniversary for two days on July 21 and 24.
The New York Times hailed the film as evoking an “almost overwhelming emotional impact.” “Glory” highlights the heroics of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment and the climactic assault’s spearheading unit that was made up of black soldiers and commanded by Col. Robert Gould Shaw.
The formation of the 54th came in the immediate months following President Abraham Lincoln’s Jan. 1, 1863, Emancipation Proclamation, which authorized black men to officially serve in the U.S. Army and Navy. Law at the time dictated only white officers could command the regiment.
“'Glory' remains one of the most intelligent and gripping movies ever made about the American Civil War, and is a testament to enormous courage and bravery,” the Fathom release states.
Pre- and post-film commentary by TCM Primetime host Ben Mankiewicz will offer an in-depth look at the historical context of the film and acting performances that brought the events to life.