To celebrate the release of Son of the South, the new historical drama set for release in US cinemas and on-demand, we sat down with the film’s cast and director to find out more about this important and timely film.
A grandson of a Klansman, Bob Zellner (Lucas Till) comes of age in the deep south and eventually joins the Civil Rights Movement. Based on Zellner’s autobiography “The Wrong Side of Murder Creek”, Son of the South features Till, Lex Scott Davis, Cedric The Entertainer, Lucy Hale, Brian Dennehy and Julia Orford in the ensemble, under the director of Barry Alexander Brown, Spike Lee’s frequent collaborator and editor and who is the film’s executive producer.
We chat to Till, Davis and Cedric The Entertainer about the importance of the film for modern audiences and in history and its echoes which are still being felt today within must unrest in the US. Also, Brown tells us why he was lured to the story and why he thinks it hasn’t been told on screen before now.
You can watch the full interviews below:
Son of the South opens in Select Theaters, VOD & Digital on February 5, 2021 in the USA. (UK release date TBC)