Growing Up Lincoln: Full Trailer for Malick-esque Indie 'Better Angels'

October 27, 2014
Source: Amplify

The Better Angels

There may not be a new movie from Terrence Malick this year (we never really know when his films are going to arrive), but his protégé, director A.J. Edwards has delivered The Better Angels, a coming of age drama focusing on historical icon Abraham Lincoln. But rather than looking at his presidential years, the black and white film looks at the formative years of the future emancipator, his family, the hardships that shaped him, the tragedy that marked him forever, and the two women who guided him to immortality. There's a large influence of Malick in style and storytelling, so this won't be for everybody, but the theatrical trailer looks good. Jason Clarke, Diane Kruger and newcomer Braydon Denney star in the film.

Here's the full theatrical trailer for A.J. Edwards' The Better Angels from Amplify:

At an isolated log cabin in the harsh wilderness of Indiana circa 1817, the rhythms of love, tragedy, and the daily hardships of life on the developing frontier shaped one of our nation’s greatest heroes: Abraham Lincoln. Using black and white cinematography to conjure an America where the land was raw, The Better Angels sheds new light on the formative years of the future president and the two women who molded him into one of the most revered men in US history. A.J. Edwards (protégé of Terrence Malick) is at the helm of The Better Angels, which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, stars Braydon Denney, Brit Marling, Jason Clarke & Wes Bentley, and hits limited theaters this fall on November 7th.

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Reader Feedback - 4 Comments



DAVIDPD on Oct 27, 2014


The film's freaking stunning.

Nielsen700 on Oct 27, 2014


I really don't understand what's so hard about linking to your source if you're going to scrape a half dozen headlines per day from them...

txJM on Oct 27, 2014


looks so Malik... panning shots, shaky camera, spiral pan and tilt to sky -- all there - wonder if story is good ??

shane willett on Oct 28, 2014

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