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In 1804, two American military officers, Merriweather Lewis and William Clark, were given an assignment by President Thomas Jefferson -- to explore the uncharted areas of the land known as "the Louisiana Purchase," a massive stretch of 8,000 miles from St. Louis to the Western Coastline. Lewis and Clark hoped to find a Northwest Passage, which would link the Atlantic and Pacific ocean, but along the way they discovered the sources of some of America's greatest beauty and wealth. They also found hardship, but survived thanks to the compassion of trapper Toussaint Charbonneau and his wife Sacagawea, a Native American. Lewis and Clark were presumed dead until they made their way back to civilization in 1806, with details of one the greatest adventures in American history. Jeff Bridges narrates.
Available at all Goodrich Quality Theaters except for Willow Knolls 14 (Peoria, IL) and Lafayette 7 (Lafayette, IN)
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This powerful historical documentary is the story of America’s founding documents and the people who wrote, shaped and tested them. From men who would defy a king – to a man who would not let the “more perfect union die – to women who struggled for equality, We the People delivers through the giant screen a powerful national self-reflection and inspires every citizen to uphold the ideals and truths of our Republic – tenets that so strongly influence all our daily lives.
Narrated by the iconic voices of Morgan Freeman and Kenny Rogers, We the People is meant to engage and inspire its audience to learn more about and participate in our democracy. The nation’s finest constitutional scholars, augmented by a non-partisan committee of prominent Americans, have overseen the making of this film.
The magnificent buildings, monuments and memorials of Washington DC, archival paintings and photographs from America’s great museums and dramatic reenactments of key events in Philadelphia, Boston, Mt. Vernon and other historic locations come alive through the immortal words of Washington, Madison, Jefferson, Lincoln, Martin Luther King. Stunning special effects and surround sound create a truly powerful storytelling experience. We the People is more than 200 years of history that truly comes to life on screen.
Available at all Goodrich Quality Theaters except Lafayette 7 (Lafayette, IN)
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