American Zion, Trailer, Video Stream
The film is released by Vineyard Distribution and opens on October 21st. Directed by Sundance Film Festival founder Sterling Van Wagenan, American Zion stars Jonathan Scarfe ("Into the West" "The L-Word") and Eric Johnson ("Legends of the Fall" "Smallville") as the film's hero Joseph Smith and anti-hero Joshua Steed.
In November of 1833, the state of Missouri turned a blind eye as hundreds of its peaceful inhabitants were hunted down and driven from their homes in the dead of night. Against this impending strife, a young man with a divine vision leads a people against the aggression of an anti-hero with a vulnerable past. The Work and The Glory: American Zion sets the story of the fictional Steed family against the historically factual backdrop of the Mormon people's move into the West. Divided by their diverse reactions to a nascent ideology, the Steeds struggle to hold together as the strength of their convictions and their filial bonds are tested.
The stirring narrative of the faith that led a persecuted people to Missouri and beyond is one of the most poignant untold tales of American history. It is the account of a valiant struggle to exercise the rights promised by a fledgling nation. "The Work and the Glory: American Zion" unearths the story of the passion behind the movement which eventually launched the largest American migration and the colonization of the West: the vision of a promised land in America.
Starring: American Zion