You Got to Move - Stories of Change in the South
Dir. Lucy Massie Phenix
On DVD 10/18/11
Debut on DVD OCTOBER 18, 2011 to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the Albany Movement and in preparation of the 80th Anniversary of the Highlander Research and Education Center.
“You Got to Move beautifully captures the contagious joy of struggle.” – Alice Walker, author of THE COLOR PURPLE
Lucy Massie Phenix's YOU GOT TO MOVE: STORIES OF CHANGE IN THE SOUTH is about individuals who have dared to change the world for the better and Tennessee’s world-renowned Highlander Folk School (now Highlander Research and Education Center), the place that for 80 years has taught them how to achieve this change. The DVD is released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights’ landmark Albany Movement (Bernice Johnson Reagon appears prominently in this film) and the upcoming 80th Anniversary of Highlander. The deluxe DVD by Milliarium Zero (sister company to Milestone Films) is derived from a stunning high-def scan off of the director’s original internegative and is packed with bonus features.
Whether it was fighting for Civil Rights, the rights of Labor, or stopping the ravaging of communities by strip mining and toxic waste dumping, these Highlander people have been active in some of the most significant movements in this country. Rich in the language and music of the South, You Got to Move is about people’s discovery within themselves of the courage and ability to confront reality and change it. It is a film that champions civil action and makes you want to move!
New High-def master off the original internegative
Bill Moyers’ Journal: Myles Horton, The Hillbilly Radical (1981, excerpt)
The Cutting Room Floor: Interview with E.D. Nixon
Highlander’s 75th Anniversary Video
Lucy Massie Phenix comments on the film
The People in YGTM revisited
Interview with Bill Saunders
Optional Spanish subtitles
Catalog Number: Mile00110