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Rosa Parks Museum to host screening of ‘Behind the Movement’ on Thursday

January 29, 2018

A screening of the TV One production “Behind the Movement,” the story behind the rise of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, will be held at the Rosa Parks Museum at Troy University Montgomery on Feb. 1, as a part of the museum’s celebration the late Mrs. Parks’ birthday.

The screening, which will begin at 6 p.m. and be followed by a question and answer period at 7:30 p.m., will be held in the museum’s auditorium. A red carpet and media event will be held at 5 p.m. The screening is sponsored by Alabama Power. The event is free, but due to limited seating tickets are needed and available online.

Starring Meta Golden (“The Hunger Games”) as Rosa Parks, Isaiah Washington (“The 100”) as E.D. Nixon, Loretta Devine (“Waiting to Exhale”) as Jo Ann Robinson, Roger Guenveur Smith (“American Gangster”) as Raymond Parks and Shaun Clay as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “Behind the Movement” reveals the untold story of how a group of everyday people decided this the arrest of Mrs. Parks represented the right time to take a stand for their civil rights and demand equal treatment.

Premiering during Black History Month, the original made-for-television movie honors the contributions of many unsung heroes of this watershed moment in the Civil Rights struggle. The film recounts the inner workings and behind-the-scenes preparation that took place during three intense days between the evening when Parks refused to give up her seat through the launch of the significant protest.

Written by Katrina M. O’Gilvie and directed by Aric Avelino, the film was produced for TV One by Eric Tosunas, Keith Neal, James Seppelfrick and Darien Baldwin for Swirl Films. Casting was provided by Leah Daniels-Butler and George Pierre. For TV One, Karen Peterkin served as director of scripted original programming and shared executive in charge of production duties with Tia A. Smith, senior director of original programming and production. Donyell McCullough is senior director of talent and casting; Robyn Greene-Arrington is vice president of original programming; and D’Angela Proctor is head of original programming and production.

In addition to Thursday’s movie screening, the museum will continue the celebration of what would have been Mrs. Parks’ 105th birthday on Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with free admission, arts and crafts, birthday cake and performances by students from Troy University’s Department of Theatre and Dance, the Beta Nu Omega Pearls, Duron Hale and Kirk Johnson of Kuntry Funk and the Valiant Cross Academy Choir.

For additional information, contact Donna Beisel at 334-832-7295.