The public is invited to enjoy the film, “Abe Lincoln in Illinois” on Sunday, June 27.
The film, which airs at 2 p.m., stars Raymond Massey as President Lincoln and highlights Mission Viejo’s June character quality of “citizenship.” Abe Lincoln in Illinois is a 1940 biographical film that tells the story of the life of Abraham Lincoln from his departure from Kentucky until his election as President of the United States.
Lincoln’s son, Robert Todd Lincoln, saw Massey’s stage performance years before the film was made and was struck by how much the actor looked and sounded like his father.
Character educator Elaine Portnoy will lead a brief discussion following the free film that takes place in theater-style seating, large screen and surround-sound in the Mission Viejo Council Chamber at 200 Civic Center. For more information, call 949-470-3094.