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F.S. Key After the Song (2017–2017)

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TV Mini-series | Documentary

A three-part series about the life story of Francis Scott Key is told through remembrances from his closest associates, as played by a group of gifted actors. Key wrote our national anthem but was also a constitutional lawyer and an ...See moreA three-part series about the life story of Francis Scott Key is told through remembrances from his closest associates, as played by a group of gifted actors. Key wrote our national anthem but was also a constitutional lawyer and an ambitious political operative for President Andrew Jackson whose conflicted views on slavery reflects the antebellum societies attitudes that eventually lead to civil war. The series is a window into the antebellum mindset that in many ways continues to raise questions to this day. The film centers on interviews between the filmmaker and a series of 13 characters from history who discuss and explore the events of Francis Scot Key's lifetime in a collective conversation that's supplemented with interviews with academicians and experts on the historical period. Re-creations of some historical events add further depth to the film. Part One of F.S. Key After the Song is subtitled "The Era of Good Feelings." It starts a heartbeat after Jackson's battle of New Orleans and is a primer on early slavery. Part Two is titled "Might Versus Right." It centers on Key's change in character and his involvement in the Jackson Administration and his transformation into a political operative. Part Three is titled "Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely." It shows how Key goes head-to-head with abolitionists' ideas -- and loses. Written by Filmmaker See less
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Sep 2017 (United States)

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Gary Sandy
Andrew Jackson (2017) Andrew Jackson (2017)   See fewer
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Deborah Hazlett
Mary Tayloe Lloyd Key (2017) Mary Tayloe Lloyd Key (2017)   See fewer
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Phil Proctor
John Randolph of Roanoke (2017) John Randolph of Roanoke (2017)   See fewer
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Boyd Gaines
Roger B. Taney (2017) Roger B. Taney (2017)   See fewer
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Karen Lynn Gorney
Mary Ann Thornton (2017) Mary Ann Thornton (2017)   See fewer
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John Astin
Edgar Allan Poe (2017) Edgar Allan Poe (2017)   See fewer
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Deirdre Brennan
Margaret Timberlake Eaton (2017) Margaret Timberlake Eaton (2017)   See fewer
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J. Arthur E. Brooks
Nat Turner (2017) Nat Turner (2017)   See fewer
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Gary-Kayi Fletcher
Arthur Bowen (2017) Arthur Bowen (2017)   See fewer
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Cliff McMullen
Clem Johnson (2017) Clem Johnson (2017)   See fewer
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Bruce Nelson
William Lloyd Garrison (2017) William Lloyd Garrison (2017)   See fewer
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Gavin Witt
Juba (2017) Juba (2017)   See fewer
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J. Emerson McGowan
Samuel Cornish (2017) Samuel Cornish (2017)   See fewer
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Jefferson Morley
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Manisha Sinha
Historian - Herself (2017) Historian - Herself (2017)   See fewer
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John F. Marszalek
Himself - Historian (2017) Himself - Historian (2017)   See fewer
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David Johnson
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Mark R. Cheathem
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Charles N. Edel
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Donald R. Hickey
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Marc Leepson
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James B. O'Hara
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Nicholas Wood
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John V. Quarstein
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