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The Watsons Go to Birmingham (2013)
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The Watsons Go to Birmingham (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, History
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the Summer of 1963, Flint, Michigan is home to the Watsons, a close knit family. When 15 year-old Byron’s antics go over the top, his parents realize enough is enough and they decide the family needs a dose of Grandma Sands' no nonsense approach in Birmingham, Alabama. So the Watsons load up their 1948 Plymouth Brown Bomber and head South. When they finally make it to Birmingham, they meet Grandma Sands and her friend, Mr. Robert and discover that life is very different there than in Flint. During that historic summer, the Watsons find themselves caught up in something far bigger than Byron’s antics; something that will change their lives and country forever.
Style: captivating, realistic, sincere, humorous, semi serious
Plot: family relations, road trip, civil rights, social differences, americana, injustice, society, family gatherings, african american, on the road, family, family life, woman
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa, michigan

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Duration: 110 min.
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Duration: 118 min.
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Duration: 128 min.
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Style: thought provoking, serious, sincere, uplifting, factual ...
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