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Wednesday, August 5 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
The Good Lord Bird (Clips & Conversation)

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THE GOOD LORD BIRD, a new limited series starring Ethan Hawke as abolitionist John Brown, will premiere this fall on SHOWTIME. The series is told from the point of view of Onion (Joshua Caleb Johnson), a fictional enslaved boy who becomes a member of Brown’s motley family of abolitionist soldiers during Bleeding Kansas – a time when the state was a battleground between pro- and anti-slavery forces – and eventually finds himself participating in the famous 1859 raid on the. U.S. Armory at Harpers Ferry. Brown’s raid failed to initiate the slave revolt he intended, but was an event that hastened the Civil War.

THE GOOD LORD BIRD weaves a humorous, dramatic and historical tapestry of Antebellum America, spotlighting the complicated and ever-changing racial, religious and gender roles that make up the American identity.

THE GOOD LORD BIRD also stars Ellar Coltrane, Nick Eversman, Beau Knapp, Mo Brings Plenty, Jack Alcott, Mo Brings Plenty, Jack Alcott and Hubert Point-Du Jour. It also features a roster of talented guest stars including Daveed Diggs as abolitionist Frederick Douglass, David Morse as Dutch Henry Sherman, and Steve Zahn as Chase.

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Regina Robertson

REGINA R. ROBERTSON is an award-winning author, journalist, editor and dreamer.In March 2006, five years after declaring herself a freelance writer on her tax return, Robertson was named west coast editor of Essence magazine. Along with writing cover and feature stories, representing... Read More →

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Ethan Hawke

Actor (James Brown), "The Good Lord Bird"
“Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,” is a phrase a young ETHAN HAWKE took to heart while filming Dead Poets Society, the Academy Award winning drama that launched his career as an actor. Thirty years and several Tony® and Oscar®nominations later, he has emerged a multifaceted... Read More →
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Joshua Caleb Johnson

Actor (Henry “Onion” Shackleford), "The Good Lord Bird"
JOSHUA CALEB JOHNSON is currently recurring on Black-ish. He starred in the independent feature It’s Just a Gun (awarded the Narrative Silver Medal at the 43rd Student Academy Awards). Johnson Joshua co-starred in the feature Ray Meets Helen opposite Keith David, Keith Carradine... Read More →
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Daveed Diggs

Tony and Grammy Award winning actor, rapper and producer Daveed Diggs is widely known for originating the dual roles of Thomas Jefferson and Marquis de Lafayette in the Broadway sensation, HAMILTON.Diggs can now be seen starring in TNT’s futuristic thriller series, “Snowpiercer... Read More →
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James McBride

Executive Producer, "The Good Lord Bird"
James McBride is an accomplished musician and author whose books have been translated into 19 languages and sold millions of copies around the world. He is the author of the National Book Award-winning and New York Times-bestselling The Good Lord Bird; the bestselling American... Read More →

Wednesday August 5, 2020 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
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