Woodstock Film Festival has announced its closing film: "The Better Angels." The film is A.J. Edwards’ first directorial effort, but in the past he has directed second unit on Terrence Malick "The New World" and "Tree of Life." Malick is also among the producers for "The Better Angels."
The film is a biopic about the early years of President Abraham Lincoln; the title is taken from one of his speeches. Diane Kruger plays Lincoln’s stepmother, Sarah; Jason Clarke as his father, Thomas; Brit Marling as his mother, Nancy; and Braydon Denney as "Abe."