Freedom and Independence

This 4th of July weekend, TheArchive spotlights independence by sharing several stories that commemorate choice and the freedom that privacy and decision can afford. Of course, we also include our classic Beyond the Mask: an action adventure filled with the battles that led to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. 

We start with the story of a teenager's soul-searching after becoming emancipated from her family and joining a traveling carnival. Freedom stars Mare Winningham and features six songs that Janis Ian wrote for her to perform in the movie. Four time emmy winner and director of Taking of Pelham One Two Three Joe Sargent, helmed. Jennifer Warren, Tony Bill, Peter Horton, and Taylor Negron also star.

For Their Own Good finds Factory worker Sally Wheeler receiving an ultimatum from her employer: she must agree to be sterilized or she will be fired. Now Sally and her coworkers must enter a bitter trial to fight back. Elizabeth Perkins, Colleen Camp, and Laura San Giacomo star.

Have we truly gotten "beyond the mask?"

In beautiful 4K, Beyond the Mask is an action-packed adventure set in 1776 during the turmoil of the Revolutionary war, bringing history to life in a story filled with liberty, freedom, and faith.

Based on true events, the film features action, battles, and suspense, leading up to the historic signing of the Declaration of Independence. 

While researching Beyond the Mask and other war movies, we realized that Hollywood hasn't paid as much attention to the Revolutionary War as one would expect. Perhaps now is no better time to pay close attention to the value of independence.

Apart from Al Pacino's 1985 film Revolution, the Academy Award-nominated 1776, Cary Grant's The Howard's of Virginia, and Abbott & Costello's The Time of Their Lives, there's not a lot to watch.

Dynamic battles, personal skirmishes, sword fights, romance, and gorgeous set pieces are all safe for families: a recipient of the Dove Seal of approval for ages 12 and older. 

So before or after the fireworks check out Beyond the Mask and celebrate the independence and freedom we fought so hard to win and preserve.

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