The Watsons Go To Birmingham

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Set in the Summer of 1963, Flint, Michigan is home to the Watsons, a close knit, all-American family made up of Daniel and Wilona Watson and their three kids, 15-year old juvenile delinquent Byron, nerdy 11-year-old Kenny and 8-year-old adorable sister Joetta. When Byron’s antics reach an all-time peak, his parents realize enough is enough and decide he needs a dose of Grandma Sands’ no nonsense approach to parenting in Birmingham, Alabama. So the Watsons load up the 1948 Plymouth Brown Bomber, outfitted with a true tone Ultra-Glide turntable, and head South with plenty of comedy en route. When they finally make it to Birmingham, they meet Grandma Sands and her friend Mr. Robert who show them around town. The Watsons quickly discover that life is very different in Birmingham than it was back in Flint – and not necessarily for the better. During that historic summer, the Watsons find themselves caught up in something far bigger than Byron’s antics – something that will change their lives and country forever.


Anika Noni Rose, Harrison Knight, Kenny Leon, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Wood Harris


Kenny Leon


1 x 87'


Film, Drama, Kids & Family, Historical

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