This beautiful historical drama from writer/director A.J. Edwards—he's a protégé of meta filmmaker Terrence Malick—serves as a poetic precursor to Lincoln. It tells the story of young Abe and his difficult childhood in a log cabin deep in the woods of Indiana. It's a touching family portrait of Lincoln and the trials that shaped him into the leader he became. Produced by Malick himself, the film is a black-and-white feast for the eyes. Braydon Denney is striking in his film debut, and Diane Kruger and Wes Bentley also co-star in the movie, playing for a week at the Nuart.