Based on a true story... The Trial of Porter Rockwell (Movie Review #Giveaway)

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The Trial of Porter Rockwell
LDS Historical Theatrical Release
42 Minutes
May 21, 2019 by Covenant Communications


Based on the True Story

When former Missouri Governor Lilburn Boggs is shot by an unknown assailant, rumors quickly spread that the Mormons are responsible for the attempted assassination of the controversial politician. Never a friend of the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Boggs had four years earlier issued the infamous extermination order that pronounced, "Mormons must be treated as enemies, and must be exterminated or driven from the State."

Rumors gain new momentum when recently excommunicated member John C. Bennett implicates the Prophet Joseph Smith and Porter Rockwell in the crime. Though these accusations are vehemently denied by Joseph and his supporters, arrest warrants are issued for the Prophet and his protector. Joseph's warrant is dismissed; however, Porter Rockwell, not yet thirty, is arrested. After spending nine months in jail, Porter is finally brought to court for a grand-jury hearing to determine if there is sufficient evidence to indict him—a hurdle the state of Missouri must clear to proceed with a full criminal trial. This taut courtroom drama brings to life the friendship of Joseph and Porter and the original story behind the larger-than-life, legendary Porter Rockwell.

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My Review

THE TRIAL OF PORTER ROCKWELL is the story of a man charged with an attempted murder of the former governor of Illinois who had ordered an extermination order against the members of his church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This was an order that said all who belonged to this church should be chased out of their state by any means, included by death. The movie starts with a brief look at the attempted murder, then proceeds to when Porter Rockwell was apprehended and was travelling to stand trial, and concludes a little while after the end of the trial. It's a fairly short reenactment, but well portrayed. It is an interesting story and can be related to by almost any race, ethnicity and religion who has been mistreated or faced racism and hate. Recommended to those who might be interested in Porter Rockwell's story.

Content: Clean
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not require a positive review nor affect my review in any way.


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