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The Day The Revolution Began

The Day The Revolution Began
A few minutes after midnight, on April 19th, 1775, a rider appeared out of the dark at the house of Lexington minister Jonas Clarke.  His name was Paul Revere, and his arrival launched a series of events that led  to the battle of Lexington, and the beginning of the American Revolution.  

This introductory film for visitors to Lexington tells the story of the events leading up to that historic battle, using extensive re-enactments shot on location. The film was produced for the Lexington Historical Society, and is shown to visitors at the Hancock-Clarke house in Lexington.

Check out this behind the scenes look at the last day of shooting.

AWARDS

Finalist, 2010 New York Festivals Film and Television Awards
2010 Leadership in History Award, American Association of State and Local History

EXCERPTS:

A pivotal but  little known event in Lexington history:  The Burning of the Tea



John Adams (ably played by Tim Smith) recounting what he saw in a country tavern circa 1774.


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