Faced with war and what they’re fighting for, the cadets of VMI (Virginia Military Institute) showed tremendous courage at the Battle of New Market, 15 May 1864. Based on a true story, Field of Lost Shoes is beautifully shot, packed with a talented cast and crew, and will have you weeping for the young lives lost that day.
From beginning to end, you’ll feel as though you have taken a journey back in time. Walking along side the seven boys this movie is about… taking part in their boyhood antics, struggle with reality, and courage on the battlefield.
With bits of humor, this film is profound and incredibly compelling!
You can’t watch this film without visiting several emotions and being drawn into the battle this country faced during that time. Thanks to the incredible onscreen performances and the magnificent portrayal of Lincoln by Daniel Day-Lewis, you’re injected in their era and will find yourself making comparisons to the current day.
Tommy Lee Jones (Thaddeus Stevens) is brilliant as a powerful US House Representative, known as the dictator of Congress, and isn’t afraid to say what it takes, commanding attention and causing disruption.
“The House” still represents a lot of the same issues depicted in this film today and perhaps, even more so.
Great storyteller and leader, Abraham Lincoln was loved by many and yet, hated by those who feared change, the unknown and others for mere selfish reasons.