Television Review: ‘The Watsons Go to Birmingham’

| September 1, 2013 | 1 Comment


Words by Alyson Robinson

On Friday, September 20th at 8/7c, Hallmark Channel premiers the new movie, “The Watsons Go to Birmingham.”

The film, produced by Tonya Lee Lewis and Nikki Silver, is adapted from the book “The Watsons go to Birmingham-1963,” written by Christopher Paul Curtis. The fictional story boasts awards such as the Newbery Honor and the Corretta Scott King Honor.

Program Title: The Watson’s Go to Birmingham.Network:  Hallmark Channel

“The Watsons Go to Birmingham” is described by Hallmark as a “tale of a summer journey that leaves a family – and a nation – forever transformed.” The film stars Tony-winning and Grammy nominated actress Anika Noni Rose, who plays ‘Wilona Watson,’ and three-time Tony nominee David Alan Grier, who plays ‘Mr. Robert.’

The Watson's Go To Birmingham

Other cast members include Skai Jackson, LaTanya Richardson, Wood Harris, Bryce Jenkins and Harrison Knight. Also on board is Director Kenny Leon, a Tony Award nominee.

The Watson's Go To Birmingham

Below are clips from the movie produced by Walden Media, Arc Entertainment and Tonik Productions, LLC, in Association with Walmart and P&G.


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