Thursday, February 18, 2010

Blood Done Sign My Name: An Important Historical Film

"Blood Done Sign My Name" is an important story not just in Black history but American history. So this is not a review. This is an earnest request to support this film in theaters this opening weekend. Films like this are just as relevant today as they would have been 30 years ago or more! And if WE don't support them FINANCIALLY at the THEATERS, they'll stop being made.

So my readers from North Carolina, support your filmmakers! This film is written and directed by Jeb Stuart ("Die Hsrd", "The Fugitive") a North Carolinian, and based on a book of the same name by local author, Dr. Tim Tyson. My exclusive interview Jeb Stuart, I'll post soon! And even more interesting, "Blood Done Sig My Name" is the true account of how NC native Dr. Ben Chavis, former Exec. Director of the NAACP, impacted civil rights there in the state. In the meantime, North Carolina come on a raise up and head to your local theaters to see this film!

See the official trailer below! Actors Nate Parker, Lela Rochon, and Ricky Schroeder star in the film. Then after seeing the trailer do some research in honor of Black Heritage/Histoy Month, get the book, or just take a few moments to learn even more about unsung Civil Rights heroes or Dr. Ben Chavis who is currently the Co-Founder and President of the Hip Hop Summit.

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