JANE AND EMMA
Jane Manning didn’t want to go back to Nauvoo; constantly searching for a place to belong, she never felt quite at home in the City Beautiful. But God had other plans for Jane. One fateful summer night in 1844, she returns to Nauvoo to discover that the Prophet Joseph Smith has been murdered. His widow Emma, Jane’s former employer, fears that a mob will come in the night and steal his body. Worried about Emma’s fragile emotional state, Jane decides to stay and help keep watch. Over the course of the night, these two very different women—one black and one white—struggle with questions of faith and acceptance, ultimately laying the foundation for a lifelong friendship.
The film opened in Utah cinemas October 12, 2018 and played in select cities across the US and Canada. It’s no w available to own! If you live near a Deseret Book, you can pick up your copy of Jane and Emma in person. You can also order the Blu-ray or DVD from either DeseretBook.com or on Amazon. If you’re like me and like your movies in the cloud, you can rent or buy it on iTunes or Google Play. We don’t know about streaming yet, but we’ll post when we find out.
If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the trailer: