The Journey of August King


1h 35m 1995

Brief Synopsis

In the spring of 1815, nearly forty years after the Revolutionary War and 45 years before the Civil War, August King travels to an open air market in the mountains of North Carolina to purchase supplies and livestock and to make the final payment on land he purchased eight years earlier. King is a p

Film Details

Also Known As
August King - Den långa resan, Journey of August King
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
ALLIANCE RELEASING/MIRAMAX
Location
Asheville, North Carolina, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

In the spring of 1815, nearly forty years after the Revolutionary War and 45 years before the Civil War, August King travels to an open air market in the mountains of North Carolina to purchase supplies and livestock and to make the final payment on land he purchased eight years earlier. King is a pious man, troubled by the recent death of his wife and only child. When he encounters a terrified runaway slave, Annalees Williamsburg, he befriends the girl and eventually accepts her pleas for help. Offering a substantial reward for Annalees' recovery, wealthy planter and slave owner Olaf Singletary lures the community into an intensive manhunt. Gradually, rumors surface that August King harbors the girl. As they travel along, August and Annalees begin to understand the pain the other has endured, and struggle to achieve freedom from it.

Film Details

Also Known As
August King - Den långa resan, Journey of August King
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
ALLIANCE RELEASING/MIRAMAX
Location
Asheville, North Carolina, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall November 10, 1995

Released in United States on Video June 11, 1996

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States September 1995

Released in United States October 1995

Shown at Venice Film Festival (Closing Night) August 30 - September 9, 1995.

Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival October 18-22, 1995.

Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 5-15, 1995.

Completed shooting August 27, 1994.

Began shooting July 11, 1994.

Released in United States Fall November 10, 1995

Released in United States on Video June 11, 1996

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival October 19 - November 2, 1995.)

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at Venice Film Festival (Closing Night) August 30 - September 9, 1995.)

Released in United States September 1995 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival September 1-4, 1995.)

Released in United States October 1995 (Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival October 18-22, 1995.)

Released in United States October 1995 (Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 5-15, 1995.)