Son of the South (2020)

Director: Barry Alexander Brown

Writer(s): Constance Curry (book), Barry Alexander Brown (screenplay), Bob Zellner (autobiography)

Starring: Julia Ormond, Lucy Hale, Sienna Guillory, Lucas Till, Ludi Lin, Brian Dennehy, Jake Abel, Cedric the Entertainer, Mike Manning, Lex Scott Davis, Shamier Anderson, Dexter Darden, Nicole Ansari-Cox, Jim Klock, Emily Towles, Lydia Styslinger, Michael Aaron Milligan, Michael Sirow, Onye Eme-Akwari, Sharonne Lanier, Matt William Knowles, Leslie Sides, Thom Gossom Jr., Stan Houston, Wil Deusner, Ashton Tyler, Chaka Forman, Gina Cielo, Kaleb Naquin, Marjie Kirkland, Kuntrell Jackson, Joey Thurmond, Laurissa Romain, Cal Johnson, Byron Herlong, Ryan King, Nicole Lamb, Rebecca Sheehan Caine, Terry Bowden, Collin Davidson, John Collier, Joel Laird, Brad Napp, Cian Genaro, Angela Soulé, Hassel Kromer, Alicia Roye, Will Mossek, Matt Powell, Logan Wetzel, Lacey Coan, Nathan Harris, Eric Vickers, Malcolm X. Hayden, Aidan Redmond, Jeff McKinney, Daniel Stone, Greg Thornton, George Kobler, Kacey Hayes, Liam McGilligan, Ashley Hargrove, Crimson Kromer, Bob Negro, Kelley Pittman, Jonathan Massengale, Austin Polson, Jeremy Brink, Austin Polson, Chrissy Beyerlein, Don Lay

Synopsis: 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.

Release Date: February 5, 2021 (USA) | Length: 105 min | Genre: Biography, Drama | MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for strong racial slurs and violence throughout, and thematic elements.

Note: Based on the book “The Wrong Side of Murder Creek” by Constance Curry. I wasn’t able to identify Malcolm X. Hayden because searches only brought images of Malcolm X. Premiered at the American Black Film Festival on August 26, 2020. Above is the theatrical release date.