RICHMOND, Va. – The Museum of the Confederacy in partnership with The Byrd Theatre Foundation, 2908 W. Cary St., will present Robert Redford’s motion picture The Conspirator Sunday, Jan. 29, at 1 p.m. A chocolate and champagne reception will open the event. Following the movie presentation Elizabeth Trindal, author of Mary Surratt: An American Tragedy, will present a lecture and answer questions regarding the film.
This motion picture, starring Robin Wright, James McAvoy, Tom Wilkinson and Kevin Kline, is based on events surrounding the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Focus is on the trial of the alleged conspirator Mary Surratt who was tried under circumstances that strained the law and the Constitution. It was a difficult time: the Civil War was drawing to a close with a Union victory; Robert E. Lee had surrendered the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia less than a week before John Wilkes Booth shot the 16th president, but other forces of the Confederacy were still in the field.
Tickets may be purchased at the Museum’s website, www.moc.org, or at the Museum’s front desk and at Chop Suey Books in Carytown, Va. Cost for a ticket is $25 and $15 for students (with a student ID). The event benefits the Museum of the Confederacy and the Byrd Theatre Foundation.
For details phone 855-649-1861.