Upon the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement, "The Watsons Go To Birmingham" is a film that focuses on the love, light and courage that transformed one of America's darkest periods. When the Watson family's oldest son Byron is heading down the wrong road, his parents decide to take the family back to their hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, hoping that exposure to his tough grandmother will help straighten Byron out. Entering the south, the Watsons encounter prejudice and violence, the likes of which they could have never imagined. The remarkable family story, based on Christopher Paul Curtis' 1996 Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Honor Award-winning book, The Watsons Go To Birmingham 1963, is a film that will make you laugh, cry and think through incredible storytelling.
"The Watsons Go To Birmingham" is starring: Anika Noni Rose, David Alan Grier, Skai Jackson, Wood Harris, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Pauletta Washington, Bryce Clyde Jenkins and Harrison Knight.
The film is part of Hallmark Channel's exciting new Friday night appointment viewing franchise, "Walden Family Theater," presented in collaboration with Walmart, Procter & Gamble, award-winning family entertainment producer Walden Media ("The Chronicles Of Narnia," "Bridge To Terabithia," "Holes") and fast-growing independent studio ARC Entertainment.