All you have to do is read the movie poster (left) to understand that the movie is an exploitation flick (conveniently released a few months before primary elections). I'm not saying don't go watch it, I'm just saying if you do--don't be surprised if there's a lot of Hollywood influence in the film. I have a hard time believing this film will be historically accurate.
Here's what Romney had to say:
RENO, Nev. — Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney says he won't be attending "September Dawn," a movie about the killing of 120 unarmed Arkansas pioneers by Mormon settlers in Utah in 1857.
Romney's ancestors include Parley Pratt, a prominent Mormon murdered in Arkansas several months before the massacre at Mountain Meadows on Sept. 11, 1857.
"That was a terrible, awful act carried out by members of my faith," Romney said during an interview Wednesday. "There are bad people in any church and it's true of members of my church, too."
"I hope on average we're better than we would have been as a faith group by virtue of our religious teachings," he said. "But there certainly can be some extremes, some very bad people."
Romney rejected the claim by some that Brigham Young, then the president of the Mormon church, shared direct responsibility for the attack (he sent a telegram telling the militia not to act--the telegram was late obviously).