Son of the South

Son of the South

Son of the South

The young white grandson of a Klansman joins the Civil Rights Movement and fights against social injustice, repression, and violence during the Summer of '61 in this drama based on a true story. Written and directed by Barry Alexander Brown, Oscar-nominated editor of Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman.

2021Rating: M, Mature themes and violence105 minsUSABuffalo 8 Productions
DramaTrue Story & Biography

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Son of the South / Reviews

NPR

NPR

Misses the point of what the civil rights movement was about.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Accepted on its terms, the film does a reasonably absorbing job of dramatizing how Zellner's convictions strengthened, pulling him away from the security of inaction.

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Variety

Variety

Features fine performances across the board, and a vivid evocation of a tumultuous period.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

The fight for equality isn't over, and this story is as relevant today...

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