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September Dawn

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A tale of ill-fated love and senseless murder set against the backdrop of a great tragedy in the american west.


Studio Sony
SKU 205878559
UPC 043396198166
UPC 14 00043396198166
Format DVD
Release Date 10/25/2011
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Anamorphic Widescreen  1.78:1
Cast & Crew
Carole Whang Schutter - Writer
Christopher Cain - Director
Christopher Cain - Writer
Christopher Cain - Producer
Jack Hofstra - Editor
Janet Lakeman - Art Director
Jon Gries - Actor
Jon Voight - Actor
Juan Ruiz Anchia - Cinematographer
Michael Feinberg - Executive Producer
Rick Roberts - Production Designer
Tamara Hope - Actor
Trent Ford - Actor
William Ross - Original Music By
ReviewSource Variety
Review A bloody but little-known chapter of Mormon history gives director Christopher Cain plenty of ammo for a stinging attack on religious extremism in "September Dawn." With one eye fixed on current world events, this handsome indie Western damningly recounts the 1857 slayings of 120 settlers passing through Utah, but the didactic presentation, grim speechifying and tacked-on love story all signify a less-than-healthy regard for the audience's intelligence...Taking a page from "Titanic" and "Pearl Harbor," Cain and co-scenarist Carole Whang Schutter have cooked up a doomed romance as an easy point of entry for young auds in particular. Pic otherwise aspires to a certain degree of authenticity, especially in its climactic re-enactment of the Mountain Meadows Massacre, details of which were drawn from the written confession of John D. Lee...Well-scouted Calgary locations are beautifully photographed by Juan-Ruiz Anchia, showing off sun-dappled pastures and mountainous landscapes to good effect, though a dearth of establishing shots deny the pic a coherent sense of geography. William Ross' elegiac, sometimes overpowering score provides sturdy support throughout.
Reviewer Justin Chang
ReviewRating 7
DVD, Widescreen, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Spanish, Subtitled, French, Dubbed & Subtitled
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Lena Putzer, Aced Magazine ...very good and entertaining. Please go and see it, but do take the so-called facts presented with a grain of salt.
Tim Knight, ...[a] genuinely disturbing recreation of the massacre...[a] powerful, gut-wrenching depiction...

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