It’s one thing to have your mother tell you that she loved your movie. It’s completely another to have experts in the field do the same. Following our premiere we petitioned some of the audience members who work in the field of historical study and preservation to give us an honest critique. We are beginning to receive their comments via email. We thank them all for their thoughts and consideration.
"This film was a poignant, inspiring portrayal of an unassuming hero. It made a touching Civil War story leap from the pages of history and come alive." – Jane Conner, historian and author of Birthstone of the White House and Capitol and Sinners, Saints, & Soldiers in Civil War Stafford.
"A great Civil War story brilliantly crafted. The use of animation augmenting the experts was superb." – Scott Eyestone, Director/Editor, Civil War Fredericksburg: Then & Now DVD
"A fine debut from filmmakers Clint Ross and Michael Aubrecht telling the remarkable story of American hero Richard Kirkland, with his touching act of humanity at Fredericksburg in an otherwise brutal war." – Scott C. Boyd, Civil War News
"The Angel of Marye’s Heights demonstrates the selfless civil acts that individual soldiers made in a vastly uncivil war. The film was superbly done and conveys the truly personal side of those who gave all for what they believed." – Tom Van Winkle, Director of Communications, Central VA Battlefields Trust
"The Angel of Marye’s Heights is as timeless as it is timely. As Americans get set to commemorate our country’s Civil War sesquicentennial, the film and the story it tells are a moving reminder of — and a fitting tribute to — the men behind the monuments." – Mark Coombs, Civil War Preservation Trust"The Angel of Marye's Heights was a brilliantly produced documentary film about Richard Kirkland's selfless heroism in the eye of the storm. Michael Aubrecht and Clint Ross left an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of patrons who attended the premiere. This story is one that needs to be shared across the country." - Chris Williams, freelance writer and critic