The Watsons Go to Birmingham
- This article is about the movie. For the novel, see The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963.
The Watsons Go to Birmingham is a 2013 adaptation of the children's novel, The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis. It premiered at the Alabama Theatre on September 12, 2013 before it was shown on the Hallmark Channel beginning September 20. The movie was part of the channel's then-new "Walmart and P&G Present Walden Family Theater" series of family-friendly movies.
The film stars Anika Noni Rose and Wood Harris as parents Wilona and Daniel Watson. Harrison Knight, Bryce Clyde Jenkins, and Skai Jackson play their three children, Byron, Kenny, and Joetta. Latanya Richardson Jackson and David Alan Grier round out the main cast as Grandma Sands and her friend Mr. Robert. Broadway veteran Kenny Leon directed and Walden Media produced the film, which was shot in Atlanta.
- Reed, Jon. (July 22, 2013). "'The Watsons Go to Birmingham' to become a Hallmark Channel movie, set to air in September." The Birmingham News
- Leech, Marie. (August 16, 2013). "Read It Forward project to engage Birmingham fourth-graders in 50th anniversary of civil rights movement." The Birmingham News.
- The Watsons Go to Birmingham on IMDB