In November of 1833, the state of Missouri turned a blind eye as hundreds of its peaceful inhabitants were hunted down and driven from their homes in the dead of night. Against this ... See full summary »
In November of 1833, the state of Missouri turned a blind eye as hundreds of its peaceful inhabitants were hunted down and driven from their homes in the dead of night. Against this impending strife, a young man with a divine vision leads a people against the aggression of an anti-hero with a vulnerable past. With more than two million copies sold, the second volume of Gerald N. Lund's epic series The Work and the Glory now brings a pivotal moment in American history to the big screen. "The Work and The Glory: American Zion" sets the story of the fictional Steed family against the historically factual backdrop of the Mormon people's move into the West. Divided by their diverse reactions to a nascent ideology, the Steeds struggle to hold together as the strength of their convictions and their filial bonds are tested. The stirring narrative of the faith that led a persecuted people to Missouri and beyond is one of the most poignant untold tales of American history. It is the account of ... Written by
My family and I recently saw "The Work and the Glory: American Zion" in California and am so very glad to say it is better than anything I've seen in a long while. I don't see why so many people have to pigeon hole this film as a Mormon film. It happens to be a very well done film about the 1830's and it happens to be about Joseph Smith and the Steed family. The camera work and the acting is more than excellent. I thought Jonathan Scarfe as Joseph Smith was good and Sam Hennings as Ben Steed was as good as it gets. So please people get over the religious talk and lets look at this film as a entertaining movie that is very well done for the whole family to see. We can't wait for the third film to come out. Thanks
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