Special screening for Revolutionary War film at Terrace Theater Monday

Special screening for Revolutionary War film at Terrace Theater Monday
November 02 11:48 2017 Print This Article

A special screening for the Revolutionary War docudrama John Laurens’ War will be held Monday, November 6 at 6 pm at The Terrace Theater, 1956 Maybank Highway on James Island. The movie was written and directed by local actors Chris Weatherhead and Clarence Felder, who have many television and stage credits in their careers. It was co-produced by Charleston-area cinematographers Robbin Knight and Richard Almes.

The movie focuses on the life of Lt. Colonel John Laurens, a Charleston native. Laurens was the top aide to General George Washington. Led by his faith, Laurens found the institution of slavery every bit as oppressive as being ruled by a British King. He had slaves fighting alongside him in Lowcountry battles, with the dream that they would one day be set free.

Laurens was a fierce soldier and also a talented diplomat. He was dispatched to France to secure naval and financial support from King Louis XVI. He was tragically killed in a British ambush near Beaufort in 1782,  a year after the British surrender at Yorktown.

The South Carolina Humanities Council and the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelly Foundation, which focuses on historical preservation in the Lowcountry, sponsored the film. The Lowcountry scenery is breath-taking and the characters compelling. See the trailer here: http://www.johnlaurenswarmovie.org

Ticket are $10 and may be reserved by calling 843-696-2761.