Young Mr. Lincoln

(John Ford, 1939). A flop in its day, Young Mr. Lincoln now seems the richest film of John Ford’s New Deal period. Given its tragic sense of life, it’s also his most intriguing meditation on history before The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence. In the first of seven movies he would make with Ford, Henry Fonda stars as the future great man.
Thu., Jan. 22, 6 p.m., 2009

 
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