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Free viewing of the historical film Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln’s legacy lives on 149 years after his death, and on Friday, you can see Stephen Spielberg’s interpretation of his life when the Springfield Museum sponsors a free viewing of the epic historical film Lincoln at the Richard E. Wildish Community Theater. Featuring a haunting performance from Academy Award-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis as the 16th president of the United States, Spielberg’s film is a brutally sincere look into some rather dark days of U.S. history.

In conjunction with the film, the Springfield Museum hosts Lincoln expert Richard Etulain giving his lecture, “Lessons from Lincoln: Is Political Bipartisanship Possible?” on Aug. 8. Etulain will be available for questions after the presentation.

The showing of Lincoln is 7pm Friday, Aug. 1, at the Wildish Theater, 630 Main St., Spfd. The lecture is 6:30pm Friday, Aug. 8, at the Springfield Museum, 590 Main St., Spfd. Both events are FREE. — Samuel Wendel