Copperhead (2013) Intro / Q&A with Director Ron Maxwell
Presented by The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center at Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
July 13, 2013
Copperhead is unlike any Civil War movie to date. It is a film of the war at home - of a family ripped apart by war, of fathers set against sons and daughters, of a community driven to an appalling act of vengeance against a man who insists on exercising his right to free speech during wartime. A story of the violent passions and burning feuds that set ablaze the home front during the Civil War, Copperhead the Movie is also a timeless and deeply moving examination of the price of dissent, the place of the individual amidst the hysteria of wartime, and the terrible price of war - a cost measured not in dollars but in fractured families, broken loves, and men dead before their time.