There is a new movie coming out all about the life and times of the British great anti-slavery hero William Wilberforce. The movie “Amazing Grace” is out in some theatres now, and I want to see it soon, however such films do not get distributed to as many theatres as a big blockbuster.
The movie revolves around Wilberforce’s efforts to ban the slave trade, and slavery in general, which Britain had been a major participant in. He eventually succeeded in his efforts. This guy is up there with Abraham Lincoln in my opinion.
If you are lucky enough to have a theatre showing this movie near you, I strongly urge you to go and see it and help propel this type of movie into a general release. Hollywood too often shies away from these movies in favor of the huge blockbuster – which is a shame as I am sure there are many people like myself that would love to see more of this type of movie.
The movie has a very talented cast including Albert Finney, one of my favorite actors of all time.
Thanks to Hugh Hewitt for pointing me in the direction of this movie.