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Anna Karenina / Lincoln

Air Date: 11/30/12 Anna Karenina is the third collaboration of Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley with acclaimed director Joe Wright.  They're following the award-winning box office successes Pride & Prejudice and Atonement.  Anna Karenina is a bold, theatrical new vision of the epic story of love, adapted from Leo Tolstoy's timeless novel by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard. The story powerfully explores the capacity for love that surges through the human heart. As Anna questions her happiness and marriage, change comes to all around her. Lincoln is set in 1865, as the American Civil War winds inexorably toward conclusion, President Abraham Lincoln endeavors to achieve passage of the landmark constitutional amendment which will forever ban slavery from the United States. However, his task is a race against time, for peace may come at any time, and if it comes before the amendment is passed, the returning southern states will stop it before it can become law. Lincoln must, by almost any means possible, obtain enough votes from a recalcitrant Congress before peace arrives and it is too late. Yet the president is torn, as an early peace would save thousands of lives.