White Lilacs: The Movie

Coming to theaters May 21st, 2014

PRODUCTION

DIRECTOR: STEVEN SPIELBURG

BASED OFF OF: White Lilacs: The Movie is an adaptation of the novel White Lilacs by Carolyn Meyer, published in 1993.


White Lilacs is about a african-american girl named Rose Lee and her family whom work under the bells. Rose Lee and her family are slaves, whom live in a distinct town called Freeedomtown in the city of Dillion. However, Rose Lee hears news of Freedomtown possibly being destroyed, and the threats of the Ku Klux Klan draw near.


"It was a terrifying sight: An endless procession of figures, all dressed in long white robes and tall, pointed hoods that completely covered their faces, with holes only cut for their eyes." -Rose Lee

RATING: 4.5 STARS

"White Lilacs: The Movie deserves stars for it's excellent and moving storyline, intense scenes and unsettling moments from the KKK. I was saddened to see Freedomtown go." -The New York Times


"This movie was wonderfully directed, the scenes of Freedomtown accurate to the actual thing. We may even plan a visit to the actual site, and be sure to read the original novel by Carolyn Meyers!" -Entertainment Weekly

CAST: STARRING

WHITE LILACS: THE MOVIE IS RATED PG-13

There is little cursing in the White Lilacs, along with violent themes such as racism and segregations. There are also brief scenes such as (to be explicit) Henry's humiliation, or 'scary' scenes such as the burning of the cross by the KKK.

CAST

Name and period

Sarah Low, Nick Thurman- Finke, 7th