This feature-length documentary about the extraordinary life and times of Charlton Heston, will be grounded upon the four pillars of Charlton Heston’s life¬–faith, family, art, and country, using hundreds of never-before-seen photographs (taken by Heston’s wife of 64 years, Lydia C. Heston), 16mm home movies, private letters, journals and diaries and other documents from the previously unreleased Charlton Heston Archives as well as interviews with his contemporaries and clips from many of his films.
Charlton is often portrayed as either some kind of old testament prophet or a gun-nut. In fact, he was neither. In “real life,” Heston was a loving husband, father and grandfather, a steadfast friend, a passionate artist, a committed labor leader, a civil rights activist and an unabashedly patriotic American.
Between standing on the rock, holding up the staff Moses and crying “Behold his mighty hand!” and standing at the podium, holding up a Kentucky flintlock and crying “From my cold dead hands!” there is an entire lifetime–of public service and dedication to his art, his faith, his family and his country. If you thought you knew the man, think again, and watch this film.