Aug 30, 2011
For Birmingham native Morgan Simpson, road to 'Redemption' took 7 years
This past weekend, though, Simpson's film "Redemption Road" finally opened in about 20 theaters around the South, including the Carmike Summit and Rave Lee Branch in Birmingham.
Alabama native Morgan Simpson's 'Redemption Road' opens in theaters around the South
When we last spoke, Morgan Simpson, who was born in Birmingham and lived briefly in Decatur, was back in his home state for the Alabama premiere of his film "Black, White and Blues" at last year's Sidewalk Moving Picture Festiva l. Now, 11 months later, Simpson's picture will make its debut in theaters this weekend, albeit under the new title of ... (more)
Mario Van Peebles' Redemption Road - which screened earlier this year at the Little Rock Film Festival under the title Black, White and Blues - is another one of those little movies about finding your way back from the wilderness.
St. Petersburg Times
Review: Indie flick 'Redemption Road' plays well but could strike crazier chords
Jefferson Bailey has plenty of reasons to sing the blues, starting with the fact that he's too stage-frightened to perform in front of audiences.
In Mario Van Peeble's new film Redemption Road, two seemingly different men embark on a music-steeped journey through the American South, learning along the way that life isn't about where you end up - it's how you get there that matters.