Sunday, April 17, 2011

There's Always a Story Behind a Story

Kevin Klein

Actor/Director Robert Redford -- who was in town Sunday night for the world premiere of “The Conspirator” at Ford’s Theatre -- is everything you would expect him to be: charming, ruggedly handsome, easy-going, smart, and extremely proud of his latest accomplishment.

Ford’s Theatre, the site of the April 14, 1865 fatal shooting of President Lincoln, was an eerily perfect setting for the movie... as was the location of the onlookers across the street, milling around what was then the Peterson Boarding House, where Lincoln died the morning after he was shot. It was easy to envision the pandemonium that took place on that fateful evening as cabinet members, doctors and generals scrambled to attend their president, and gathered in horror and disbelief.

“The Conspirator” invites you to "examine the truth" about Lincoln’s death, with a tagline of “One bullet killed the President, but not one man.”