Lincoln (12a)

2012 (USA)(Biography/Drama/History)
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn
Director: Steven Spielberg
A Member’s Choice Film. As the American Civil War winds inexorably toward conclusion, U.S. president Abraham Lincoln endeavours to achieve passage of the landmark constitutional amendment which will forever ban slavery from the United States. However, his task is a race against time, for peace may come at any time, and if it comes before the amendment is passed, the returning southern states will stop it before it can become law. Lincoln must, by almost any means possible, obtain enough votes from a recalcitrant Congress before peace arrives and it is too late. (2hr 30m)