Friday, February 19, 2010

Blood Done Sign My Name, the movie, opens this weekend

Many of you probably remember the 2004 book by Timothy Tyson, Blood Done Sign My Name, a true and all too recent (1970) story about a racially motivated murder of a Black man named Henry Marrow in Oxford, North Carolina. Marrow's White killers were acquitted by an all-White jury. More violence ensued.

The book has now been made into a movie, in consultation with Tyson (who moved back to NC some years ago and lives and works in the Triangle area, teaching at both Duke and UNCG), and it opens nationwide this weekend around the country. In North Carolina, it will show in theaters in Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Durham, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Wilmington, Winston-Salem, and other cities.

You can see the trailer here, or go to the movie's website here. See the website for cities where the movie is showing around the U.S. and check local listings for times.

Further distribution depends largely on opening weekend ticket sales, so do help spread the word.

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