Historian & A Movie: The Patriot

March 8, 2024
29 Warburton Ave. Yonkers, NY 10701

Historian & a Movie: The Patriot (2000)

NEW DATE: Friday, March 8, 2024
7:00 PM | Free, in-person

If you could think of one Hollywood movie about the American Revolution, it’s probably this one, for better or worse. “The Patriot” (2000, 165 mins, R) follows the fictional story of a veteran of the French and Indian Wars and his family as they are reluctantly pulled into the American Revolution. Set in South Carolina, it includes graphic depictions of the brutality of war. We’ll hear from historians Michael McGurty and Chad Johnson of New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site, as they reveal the accuracies and inaccuracies of the film’s depiction of the American Revolution. This film is rated R and is not recommended for young or sensitive audiences.

Watch the theatrical trailer.

This program is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended, but not required. Refreshments provided by the Friends of Philipse Manor Hall.

The Historian & A Movie is a program series in which Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Sites invites historians and subject experts to give commentary on popular Hollywood films with historical subjects.

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