- WHAT: Denzel Washington received his first Academy Award® – as Best Supporting Actor – for his intense and compassionate performance as Pvt. Trip, a former slave who volunteers to be part of the 54th Massachusetts, a Union regiment comprised of black soldiers. Director Edward Zwick‘s visually stunning, meticulously crafted epic stars Matthew Broderick as Col. Robert Gould Shaw, who assumes command of the regiment – which by law could only be led by a white man. StarringMorgan Freeman, Cary Elwes, Andre Braugher and Jihmi Kennedy (from a Screenplay by Kevin Jarre), Glory remains one of the most intelligent and gripping movies ever made about the American Civil War, and is a testament to enormous courage and bravery.
This cinematic presentation of Glory commemorates the film’s 30th anniversary – and also the 156th anniversary of the Second Battle Fort Wagner on July 18, 1863, which is the awesome and fearful backdrop for the film’s climax. TCM Primetime Host Ben Mankiewicz will present special pre- and post-film commentary that offer even more depth into the screenings of a film that The New York Times praised for its “almost overwhelming emotional impact.”
This 30th anniversary presentation of Glory marks the film’s first nationwide re-release since it debuted in 1989 and offers movie lovers an opportunity to rediscover what film critic Leonard Maltin called, “One of the finest historical dramas ever made.”
- WHO: Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Sony Pictures
- WHEN: Sunday, July 21, 2019 – 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. (local time)
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (local time)
- WHERE: Tickets for Glory can be purchased at www.FathomEvents.com or participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 600 movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website(theaters and participants are subject to change).
Glory debuts on 4K Ultra HD disc and in 4K with HDR via participating Digital platforms on July 30, 2019.