Star-Spangled Banner: Anthem of Liberty depicts the British naval bombardment of Baltimore’s Fort McHenry during the War of 1812, how this event inspired the creation of the “Star-Spangled Banner,” and the many ways the National Anthem continues to inspire today. The film relives the moment in history when the largest flag the U.S. had ever flown was hoisted over Fort McHenry and the American National Anthem was born.  It re-creates the bombardment of Fort McHenry by the British Navy, at the time the world’s most dominant naval force. The British land and sea attack on the important American trading port of Baltimore during the War of 1812 was a brief but historically pivotal engagement in the young country’s struggle to survive.

Length: 23:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 2014
  • Date Released:

    June 14, 2014

  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: Yes
  • Run Time: 20-30
  • Formats: 15/70, DCI-compliant Digital
  • Distributor:

    Giant Screen Films

  • Produced By:

    David Clark Inc., Blue Mountain Film Associates Inc.

  • Executive Producer: Van Reiner, Jim O'Leary, Don Kempf
  • Producer: Bayley Silleck, David Clark
  • Director:  Bayley Silleck, David Clark
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Bayley Silleck, David Clark
  • Cinematography: DJ Roller, Bob Hanna, Chip Nusbaum, Robert Settlemire
  • Sound Editor: 

    Skip SoRelle

  • Visual Effects: Geomedia
  • Music/Score:  Charlie Barnett
  • Editor: Patty Stern
  • Narrator: Sam Waterston
  • Other Credits: Postproduction: Rick Gordon, RPG Productions; Historical Consultant: Ralph Eshelman, Ph.D.; Line Producer / Production Manager: Ryan Killackey; Military Historical Advisor/Costumer: James Kochan; Armourer/Pyrotechnics: Forrest Taylor; Cannons Online
  • Sponsors: Maryland War of 12 Bicentennial Commission


  • Documentary
  • Historical
  • Military
  • Short




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