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The Conspirator

on Oct 24, 2012

In the wake of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the president, vice president, and secretary of state. The lone woman charged, Mary Surratt (Robin Wright) owns a boarding house where John Wilkes Booth and others met and planned the simultaneous attacks. Against the ominous back-drop of post-Civil War Washington, newly-minted lawyer, Frederick Aiken (James McAvoy), reluctantly agrees to defend Surratt before a military tribunal. (Dir. Robert Redford)

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