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7 items from 2013


World Premiere Of 'The Watsons Go To Birmingham' Tonight (Anika Noni Rose, Wood Harris)

20 September 2013 4:53 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Hallmark Channel's The Watsons Go To Birmingham, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie, will World Premiere tonight, Friday, September 20 (8pm Et/Pt, 7C). Produced Tonya Lewis Lee, the upcoming film adaptation of the historical fiction novel of the same name by Christopher Paul Curtis, is directed by Kenny Leon (Lifetime's Steel Magnolias remake). The film's cast includes: Anika Noni RoseDavid Alan GrierSkai JacksonLatanya RichardsonWood Harris, Bryce Jenkins, Pauletta Washington and Harrison Knight. Co-produced by Nikki SilverThe Watsons Go To Birmingham centers on an African »

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'The Watsons Go to Birmingham's' Anika Noni Rose and David Alan Grier revist 1960s segregation

20 September 2013 1:00 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

In a summer fraught with hate and strife, the Watsons reacted with love and kindness. They were but one family, and a fictional one at that.

But the Newbery Medal-winning book "The Watsons Go to Birmingham," perfectly captures the drama of the civil rights movement. And Hallmark Channel perfectly captures Christopher Paul Curtis' book in its Friday, Sept. 20, movie.

"The real heartbeat of this movie is love," says Anika Noni Rose ("Dreamgirls," "The Good Wife"). "This family loves each other so hard."

"Wilona loves her husband enough to leave her central unit, her family, and go someplace she does not know or understand," Rose tells Zap2it of her character. "She loves her children enough to uproot them and bring them to another place, which is almost another time."

Using period cars and costumes, director Kenny Leon focuses on the huge issues through the filter of a family. Set in 1963, this opens in Flint, »

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'Shark Tank,' 'Last Man Standing' and other Friday, September 20 premieres

20 September 2013 9:20 AM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

There are only days left until the official start of the fall TV season, but plenty of shows are debuting their new seasons on Friday (Sept. 20).

In anticipation of new shows' premieres, check out these returning favorites on your Friday night.

8 p.m. Et/Pt:

"Last Man Standing" (Season 3 premiere, ABC): Mike (Tim Allen) learns that Kyle's (Christoph Sanders) new-found interest in philosophy is distracting him from his work. He also worries about Boyd (Flynn Morrison) attending a bilingual school. "Duck Dynasty's" Willie and Si Robertson guest star.

"The Watsons Go To Birmingham" (TV movie premiere, Hallmark): Hallmark's latest made-for-tv movie takes viewers back to the Summer of 1963 when the Watson family goes on a vacation to Birmingham, Ala. for a healthy dose of Grandma Sands (Latanya Richardson Jackson). During their summer down South, they realize that life in Birmingham is much different than the one they have in Flint, »

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2 New Clips + Pics From 'The Watsons Go To Birmingham' (Anika Noni Rose, Wood Harris)

30 August 2013 1:27 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Hallmark Channel's The Watsons Go To Birmingham, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie, will World Premiere on Friday, September 20 (8pm Et/Pt, 7C). Produced Tonya Lewis Lee, the upcoming film adaptation of the historical fiction novel of the same name by Christopher Paul Curtis, is directed by Kenny Leon (Lifetime's Steel Magnolias remake). The film's cast includes: Anika Noni RoseDavid Alan GrierSkai JacksonLatanya RichardsonWood Harris, Bryce Jenkins, Pauletta Washington and Harrison Knight. Co-produced by Nikki SilverThe Watsons Go To Birmingham centers on an African American »

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Trailer & Poster For 'The Watsons Go To Birmingham' (Anika Noni Rose, Wood Harris)

18 July 2013 3:36 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Hallmark Channel has announced that The Watsons Go To Birmingham, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie, will World Premiere on Friday, September 20 (8pm Et/Pt, 7C). Produced Tonya Lewis Lee, the upcoming film adaptation of the historical fiction novel of the same name by Christopher Paul Curtis, is directed by Kenny Leon (Lifetime's Steel Magnolias remake). The film's cast includes: Anika Noni RoseDavid Alan GrierSkai JacksonLatanya RichardsonWood Harris, Bryce Jenkins, Pauletta Washington and Harrison Knight. Co-produced by Nikki SilverThe Watsons Go To Birmingham centers on an »

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Special Screening of Jerry Lamothe's Debut Film 'Amour Infinity' on May 16th in Harlem

9 May 2013 10:00 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Long before the success of the short film, The Tombs... Many years before the hit independent film Blackout which would boast an ensemble that included, Jeffrey Wright, Zoe Saldana, Melvin Van Peebles, Latanya Richardson-Jackson, Michael B. Jordan and a host of other NYC notables. And before Nora's Hair Salon... There was Amour Infinity. Jerry Lamothe's debut film, Amour Infinity (A Brooklyn Love Story) was shot in 2000. In the movie, the odds are stacked up against Derek, a young East Flatbush, Brooklyn man (Jerry Lamothe). He's lost his job and his girlfriend of five years and the mother of his child just left him as well.  Seeing no end to his streak of bad »

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Official First Look Images At 'Watsons Go To Birmingham' Film Adaptation

7 May 2013 7:49 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Here's your first look at producer Tonya Lewis Lee's upcoming film adaptation of historical fiction novel, The Watsons Go To Birmingham, which Kenny Leon (Lifetime's Steel Magnolias remake) is directing currently. The film's cast includes: Anika Noni RoseDavid Alan GrierSkai JacksonLatanya RichardsonWood Harris, Bryce Jenkins, Pauletta Washington and Harrison Knight. Co-produced by Nikki SilverThe Watsons Go To Birmingham adapts Christopher Paul Curtis' 1995 novel which centers on an African American family living in the town of Flint, Michigan, who visit their »

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