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Son of the South (2020)

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Releases February 5, 2021
A grandson of a Klansman comes of age in the deep south and eventually joins the Civil Rights Movement. Based on Bob Zellner's autobiography "The Wrong Side of Murder Creek."


Constance Curry (based upon the book "The Wrong Side of Murder Creek" by), Barry Alexander Brown (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Julia Ormond ... Virginia Durr
Sienna Guillory ... Jessica Mitford
Lucy Hale ... Carol Anne
Lucas Till ... Bob Zellner
Brian Dennehy ... Grandfather
Ludi Lin ... Derek Ang
Jake Abel
Cedric the Entertainer ... Reverend Ralph Abernathy
Lex Scott Davis ... Joanne
Mike Manning ... Townsend Ellis
Shamier Anderson ... Reggie
Dexter Darden ... John Lewis
Nicole Ansari-Cox ... PRofessor Kleiner
Jim Klock ... Younger
Michael Aaron Milligan ... Jack Young


SON OF THE SOUTH is the true story of one young alt- left Southerner in the Summer of 1969, caught in a place and time where he had to choose which side he was on. As Rosa Parks told Bob, "Not choosing is a choice." It's the story of someone fighting against social injustice, repression, and violence, someone who transformed himself in order to help change the world around him. Written by Barry Alexander Brown

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Biography | Drama


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Chaka Forman plays his own father, James Forman Sr., in this movie. James Forman Sr. was a prominent African American leader in the American Civil Rights movement during the 1960s. As executive secretary of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee for much of the 1960s, he played an essential role in many of the seminal events of the Civil Rights movement, including the freedom rides, the Birmingham movement, and the Selma-to-Montgomery marches. Chaka Forman's mother, Constancia "Dinky" Romilly, a white woman, was a daughter of Jessica Mitford (one of the aristocratic Mitford Sisters, several of whom became famous--or infamous--in their native England for their divergent political loyalties). Unlike her sisters Diana and Unity (who declared their loyalty to Nazism) Jessica was a devoted leftist who at one time was a Communist Party member. She was also close friends with Virginia and Clifford Durr (portrayed in this movie by Julia Ormond and Greg Thornton) and was in fact living with the Durrs when she gave birth to Constancia; Virginia Durr's autobiography, "Outside the Magic Circle: The Autobiography of Virginia Foster Durr," contains a photograph of Chaka Forman's mother, Constancia, as a baby sitting on the lap of her mother, Jessica. See more »


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Published by Fleichman Audio Music
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Release Date:

5 February 2021 (USA) See more »

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Son of the South See more »

Filming Locations:

Montgomery, Alabama, USA See more »

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Color | Black and White (archive footage)

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2.35 : 1
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