Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Coming to DVD on October 18!

a film by Lucy Massie Phenix

For Immediate Release                                                                                                  September 6, 2011

World DVD Premiere OCTOBER 18, 2011 Commemorating 80th Anniversary of the Highlander Research and Education Center and 50th Anniversary of the historic Albany Movement

“From Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr. to Paul Wellstone and so many more who followed them, the Highlander Center has been an inspiration for the continuing struggle for social justice in America.  Lucy Phenix has splendidly caught the spirit and moral power of an historic place where democracy still lives.”  – Bill Moyers, 2011

Lucy Massie Phenix's remarkable documentary You Got to Move: Stories of Change in the South celebrates individuals and communities who dared to change the world for the better. Inspired by the filmmaker’s experiences at Tennessee’s world-renowned Highlander Research and Education Center, the film captures the enthusiastic spirit of a place that has helped people unite at the grassroots level. Highlander alumni have long been active in some of the most significant movements for justice — leading the fights for civil and labor rights and working to protect communities from the ravages of strip mining and toxic waste dumping. Rich in the language and music of the South, You Got to Move tells their stories — chronicling how “ordinary” people discovered the courage and ability to confront reality, and change it. It is a film that champions civil action and makes you want to move!

The DVD release commemorates the upcoming 80th anniversary of Highlander, whose attendees included Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King and where the song “We Shall Overcome” was re-written and became part of the movement. The premiere also celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Albany Movement — a landmark in the history of American civil rights activism — which was led by students, including Bernice Johnson Reagon (founder of the a cappella group Sweet Honey In the Rock and a nationwide leader for human rights) who appears in the film. To create this deluxe DVD, Milliarium Zero (sister company to Milestone Films) created a stunning high-def scan from of the director’s original internegative and then added a plethora of bonus features.

“You Got to Move reveals the truth that one person, (maybe you), can begin the action that will change the world.  It is a film that refreshes eyes and ears as well as the spirit for it is full of beautiful, diverse American faces and speech and music. It beautifully captures the contagious joy of struggle.”Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple

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·     Exclusively distributed to wholesalers and stores by Oscilloscope Laboratories.
·     The DVD is also available direct from or 
or by calling our toll-free number (800) 603-1104.

1)     New High-def master off the original internegative
2)     Bill Moyers’ Journal: Adventures of a Radical Hillbilly: Myles Horton, (1981, excerpt)
3)     The Cutting Room Floor: Interview with E.D. Nixon, Architect of the Montgomery Bus Boycott
4)     Highlander’s 75th Anniversary Celebration, 2007, short film
5)     Lucy Massie Phenix comments on the making of the film
6)     The people in the film revisited
7)     Interview with Bill Saunders (2010)
8)     Spanish and SHD subtitles (Optional)

A Film by Lucy Massie Phenix. Co-Editor and Co-Director Veronica Selver. Preservation By Milliarium Zero. USA. 86 Minutes. 1985. Color/B&W.
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1. Street 10/18/11. UPC 784148011042. SRP $29.95. ISBN 978-1-933920-09-2. Item # Mile00110.
With Myles Horton, Bernice Robinson, Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon, William Saunders, Rebecca Simpson, Gail & Richard Story, May Justice, Marylee & Russell Rogers, Becky Simpson, Members Of The Bumpass Cove Community And The Cranks Creek Survival Center Of Kentucky.

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