Monday, March 18, 2019

Emma and Jane LDS DVD Blog Tour & Giveaway


Movie Synopsis: 


JANE & EMMA is based on the life of Sister Jane Manning, one of the first black Mormons. She returns to Nauvoo to find that Joseph Smith, her prophet and friend, has been assassinated. Jane spends a ceaseless night with his widow, Emma Smith, sitting watch over the body of the prophet as a whirlwind of loss and confusion leaves them wondering how either one of them will be able to move forward. Through the long night, Jane wonders if the prophet’s promise to extend the blessings of eternity to her has died along with him. The film explores the possible events of that night, including Jane’s endeavor to remain amongst the Mormon people and Emma’s struggle to cope with her heartbreaking loss. Poignant issues of racism and polygamy threaten to break their bond of friendship. In the end, will Jane and Emma have the courage to follow the path each believes they must take?


My Review:

The story told is dramatic and emotional, pure and raw. There were points when I was brought to tears. This was an unknown story to me and it definitely piqued my interest to study Jane Manning's story. In fact, I began reading up on her during the movie because I was so interested in her life. I would love to be able to read her journal.  Not everything in the movie is historically accurate, but the emotional story told brings the viewer into a unique perspective of the early church that many have not even considered before.


You can purchase your own copy via Deseret Book.


You can watch the trailer here.



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