« Who should play Jerry Garcia? | Filmstalker | Kidman's Invasion accident video online »

Promotion


September Dawn tells of Mormon massacre

DeanCain.jpgDean Cain, Jon Voight and Terence Stamp have been chosen to upset a religious group this month and it's the Mormons. The film they're appearing in is called September Dawn and tells a dark moment in the past of the Mormon history known as The Mountain Meadows Massacre.

In 1857, I know it's a long way back to remember, a wagon train began making its way from Arkansas towards California were attacked by Native American Paiutes and Mormon militiamen dressed as Native Americans. They battled for five days and the attackers ended it with the call of a truce. As they led the survivors away they murdered them all saving some seventeen children. Some twenty years later the adopted son of the Mormon leader Brigham Young was executed for the crime. You can read about it all over at Wikipedia.

Voight is set to play a Mormon leader with Stamp playing Brigham Young. Lolita Davidovich also stars. I'm actually surprised that this is being made, especially if it's going to tell the entire story above as Starpulse News Blog reports, it looks set to raise controversy galore.





Promotion


Comments

I wont be surprised as to which religious group will have an uprising against this film then.

As long as they're not offending the Scientologists.

Great idea! Line that one up on the slate!

It's too bad people don't know more about the Mormons. They are wonderful people and this massacre was NOT by the Mormons as a group; it was by some people who happened to be Mormons. There's a big difference. Just because there are some people who are Americans who murder doesn't mean all Americans agree with it. It's important not to judge until you know the whole truth about a group (and not from "Mormons for Dummies"--maybe people should actually read their scripture instead).

It's too bad people don't know more about the Mormons. They are wonderful people and this massacre was NOT by the Mormons as a group; it was by some people who happened to be Mormons. There's a big difference. Just because there are some people who are Americans who murder doesn't mean all Americans agree with it. It's important not to judge until you know the whole truth about a group (and not from "Mormons for Dummies"--maybe people should actually read their scripture instead).

this movie is so Anti-mormon. if anyone would have read the history, they would know that as stated by the guys above me, "it was by some people who happened to be Mormons". i dont see why mormons are publicly humiliated for who they are. why them? i know a guy who is mormon and he and his buds are the nicest people i know. i dont care for the movie at all.

I have seen this movie in a sneak preview. It is a very well made film and captures the true story of the roots of this Fanatic cultish faith. I have friends who are Mormon but do not judge them at all, for they are mislead. The truth is that this film, a great production and great acting and great story, is revealing to us Who Brigham Young really was and what He ordered. The Murder of many innocent Men women and children. He was a liar and a murderer and if you research his own beginning, he was a thief himself who was in trouble.

Promotion


Add a comment

Tagline

Site Navigation

Latest Stories

Partner

LOVEFiLM.png

Vidahost image

Latest Reviews

Promotion

Filmstalker Poll

Promotion

Subscribe with...

AddThis Feed Button

Windows Live Alerts

Site Feeds

Subscribe to Filmstalker:

Filmstalker's FeedAll articles

Filmstalker's Reviews FeedReviews only

Filmstalker's Reviews FeedAudiocasts only

Subscribe to the Filmstalker Audiocast on iTunesAudiocasts on iTunes

Feed by email:

Contact

My Skype status



SkypeTwitterPlurkFacebookMyBlogLogLinkedInIMDB

Help Out


Feedback

Site Information

Creative Commons License
© www.filmstalker.co.uk

Give credit to your sources. Quote and credit, don't steal


Movable Type 3.34

Ellen Brody: Wanna get drunk and fool around?
Chief Brody: Oh Yeah.
- Jaws