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DIRECTOR - Mario Van Peebles
USS INDIANAPOLIS: MEN OF COURAGE
The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. As they awaited rescue, they endured extreme thirst, hunger, and relentless shark attacks.
USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage was filmed in Orange Beach and Mobile, Alabama.
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DIRECTORS - Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin
A school and football team combats racism in the 1970's in this religious-based period drama. After racial tensions begin to boil over at a high school, the school's football coach (Nic Bishop) allows a local man preaching a message of positivity, faith and love (Sean Astin) to speak to his players. Their play begins to improve, and the town begins to heal socially and spiritually in response. Jon Voight co-stars as college football coaching legend Paul "Bear" Bryant. ~ Tom Ciampoli, Rovi
Woodlawn was filmed in Birmingham and Hueytown, Alabama.
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DIRECTOR - Ava DuVernay
The unforgettable true story chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernay's "Selma" tells the story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history.
Selma was filmed in Selma and Montgomery, Alabama.
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DIRECTOR - Brad J. Silverman
Grace Trey is the ideal Christian teen who is also a phenomenal singer. But at the tender age of eighteen, after she gets the music break of a lifetime and is thrust into the "real world" - her faith is put to the test.
Grace Unplugged was filmed in Birmingham, Alabama.
The movie was shot in Alabama to take advantage of the tax incentives and rebates on filming expenditures established in 2009 when the state adopted the Entertainment Industry Incentive Act.
"The reason we got pushed here was for the tax rebate," Rice said. Much of the crew comes from Alabama and Georgia. There's only a handful of crew from LA, Rice said.
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DIRECTOR - Sean
Featuring Alabamian Grayson Russell
Kids attending Space Camp bond to help save the international space station.
Space Warriors was filmed in Huntsville, Alabama.
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DIRECTOR - Brian
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A major motion picture about Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in major league baseball.
"42" was filmed in Birmingham, Alabama.
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DIRECTOR - James Sadwith
SMILE AS BIG AS THE MOON
Smile as Big as the Moon was filmed in Huntsville, Alabama.
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A year after falling in love then losing contact with a mysterious girl, a
young man goes to the one place he thinks he can track her down, a bright and
cheery celebration called the Yellow Day. Quickly he finds that Yellow Day, is
not all as it seems...
YELLOW DAY was filmed in Mobile, Alabama.
DIRECTOR - Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin
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As the curtain rises, Hannah hesitantly steps onto the stage for her
theatrical debut in college. Yet before she can utter her first lines,
Hannah-unscripted-collapses in front of the stunned audience. After countless
medical tests, all signs point to one underlying factor: Hannah's difficult
birth. This revelation is nothing compared to what she then learns from her
parents: she was actually adopted ... after a failed abortion attempt.
Bewildered, angered, and confused, Hannah turns for support to Jason, her
oldest friend. Encouraged by his adventurous spirit, Hannah joins his group of
friends on a Spring Break road trip, embarking on a journey to discover her
hidden past ... and find hope for her unknown future. In the midst of her
incredible journey, Hannah learns that every life is beautiful.
Summary written by Jon Erwin
October Baby was filmed in Birmingham, Dauphin Island and Mobile, Alabama.