This special Movie Matinee featuring the Stephen Spielberg film Amistad has ties to Farmington history! Attend this program and learn more!
Fifty-three enslaved persons lead a revolt against a Spanish ship, “La Amistad,” that ends up on United States soil. They then are arrested and accused of murder and piracy – charges that bring the death penalty – when ex-President John Quincy Adams, no longer in office, takes their case. Based on a true story and set in 1839, Amistad is sprinkled with biblical references and rightly shows that most abolitionists were Christian. It’s also full of Christian themes, including protecting the vulnerable and standing up for what’s right, even when it’s not popular.
Here is the official trailer.
Attendees will receive a boxed lunch to enjoy during the screening. A short discussion will follow the movie.
Register for this program by calling (860) 677-8619 or use the form below. You may also download and print Movie Matinee – Oct 2, 2019.