June 22, 2010: Barry Cauchon
Recently I recorded an interview with Clint Ross for my feature “An Awesometalk With”. Clint is the director of a documentary called “The Angel of Marye’s Heights”. This is the story of Richard Kirkland, a Confederate Civil War soldier, who through amazing bravery and kindness, put himself at personal risk to tend to injured Union soldiers wounded on the front lines at the Battle of Fredericksburg. Clint’s interview will be ready for release here in a couple of weeks and he will tell you about this awesome, little known story and the efforts to document the story on film.
In the meantime, a private showing of the finished piece was shown recently to rave reviews.
I first met Clint on the set of The Conspirator (Robert Redford’s new film about Mary Surratt, to be released later this year) where he was a Props Assistant. He took me under his wing and really made me feel welcomed while I was there. I learned about his project then and was fascinated by the story. You will be too. There are many untold stories from the Civil War that need to be brought to light and this is a wonderful example of one.
Here is part of an announcement that was just released by Clint and company.
It is with a great deal of excitement that we can announce “The Angel of Marye’s Heights” is finally completed and ready for its debut! Last weekend we held a test-screening in Lexington, VA and the reviews were excellent. This story is resonating with people and the anticipation is growing thanks to the Press. This film will now be a permanent, daily show at the Civil War Life Museum in Fredericksburg and we are taking it on the road to round tables and universities. The premiere will take place in Fredericksburg, VA on July 24. Exact details will be announced later next week. For updates, please visit www.theangelmovie.com’s blog. This event will be hosted by the National Civil War Life Foundation as a prelude to their Richard Kirkland Seminar. All admissions and donations will go towards covering the film’s DVD production costs and festival fees. In addition to the film’s screening, we are hosting a post-show party for all in attendance with music, food and some surprises too. Please spread the word to all who may have an interest. Thank you again for all of your efforts and support. We look forward to seeing you there! Clint Ross & Michael Aubrecht.
Congratulations Clint and Michael. I can’t wait to see the film.