08 June 2012

Ron Maxwell's Latest - Copperhead

This is being filmed in New Brunswick, Canada, which is where one of my sons in law pastors a small country church. It looks quite interesting.

Based on the extraordinary novel by Harold Frederic, which the great American critic Edmund Wilson praised as a brave and singular book that “differs fundamentally from any other Civil War fiction,” Copperhead is the story of Abner Beech, a stubborn and righteous farmer of Upstate New York, who defies his neighbors and his government in the bloody and contentious autumn of 1862.
Copperhead is the great untold Civil War story. Far from the Virginia battlefields whose names etch our history, the war of Copperhead visits the devastation and unimaginable loss of a civil war upon a family and a community whose strength and very existence are tested by fire, rope, knife, and betrayal. This is the Civil War come home.

Read all about it here.


Lindsay said...

Wow, this looks like a must-see! Thanks for sharing!

Brock Townsend said...

I was excited until I saw that it was a novel. I did enjoy Traveller, but the background was historically correct.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Maxwell is a true artist and, fortunately, not infected with PC. I've met him and chatted with him at length. I think this will definitely be worth seeing.

Jess Michaelangelo said...

Looks good! Thank you for sharing!

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

You're welcome Jess - thanks for the comment.