As momentum for the film continues to grow, CW33 in Dallas came to the campus of The University of North Texas, where they interviewed The Great Hanging director Johnathan Paul, Aaron N. Martin who plays main character Nathaniel Clark, and cinematographer Michael B. Mullins. You can watch the video segment here at the CW33 NewsFix website.
Here is a short snippet of the interview and article…
“In October of 1862,” Paul said, “They were condemning and killing their own neighbors. There were 42 that were executed, because they were suspected to be Union sympathizers.”
Somehow, what happened there has been all but forgotten, which is why Paul set his sights on this moment in his hometown’s history. – Director Johnathan Paul
The Great Hanging will release May 6th.
Trailer for the documentary short film, The Great Hanging, directed by Johnathan Paul. Premieres May 6, 2016.
In October of 1862 Texas state militia arrested over 200 hundred suspected Union sympathizers, 40 of these men were convicted and sentenced to death in what has been known as the Great Hanging. For 150 years these events were marginalized until now.
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On May 6th at 7:00pm The Great Hanging will screen for the first time at the University of North Texas. The screening will take place at the Radio, Television & Film Building in room 184. The screening is be presented by the UNT Media Arts Department. Along side The Great Hanging three other MFA films will screen from directors Sharie Vance and Robert Bowen.