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Friday, January 2, 2015

"1776" (1972)


If the idea of The Founding Fathers singing, gamboling, and gavotting while debating the nascency of our country's independence gives you the dry heaves, think again. This is a witty, tuneful, take on what happened that hot July in Philadelphia. It's history simplified no doubt, but you come away having learned a lot, especially the compromises involving that thorny problem of slavery. Are you listening Michele Bachman? 


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