The Putnam Giant Screen Theatre in Davenport will host the premiere of Sons & Daughters of Thunder.
Plans are in the works for the 2017 premiere of Fourth Wall Films' new docudrama Sons & Daughters of Thunder.
The Putnam Giant Screen in Davenport, Iowa will host the premiere event, opening the film's release for other special screenings elsewhere in the country.
Based on the critically-acclaimed play by Earlene Hawley and Curtis Heeter, Sons & Daughters of Thunder tells the true story of the 1834 Cincinnati, Ohio Lane Theological Seminary anti-slavery debates. The controversial meetings, led by abolitionist and firebrand Theodore Weld (played by acclaimed stage actor Thomas Alan Taylor), were the first to publicly discuss the end of slavery in America. The meetings angered Cincinnati residents and Lane Seminary officials, who promptly slapped a gag order on the entire student body. This action was followed by a freedom of speech protest and mass exodus of Lane students to Oberlin College. A young Harriet Beecher’s (played by acclaimed stage actress Jess Denney) exposure to the debates and Weld's continuing work to free the slaves sparked a flame that led her to write her magnum opus Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Principal photography on Thunder wrapped in August 2014. The film is currently in post-production. Tentative release of the film is slated for late 2017.
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