Home of the Brave

Home of the Brave

Director: Paola di Florio

Cast: Paola di Florio, Mary Liuzzo, Tony Liuzzo, Sally Liuzzo

     
 

Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Paola di Florio directs Home of the Brave, a documentary about the impact of Viola Liuzzo's murder. Detroit housewife and mother of five, Liuzzo was a civil rights activist who went to Alabama to help with voter registration in 1965. She was in town during the pivotal march organized by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and theSee more details below

Overview

Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Paola di Florio directs Home of the Brave, a documentary about the impact of Viola Liuzzo's murder. Detroit housewife and mother of five, Liuzzo was a civil rights activist who went to Alabama to help with voter registration in 1965. She was in town during the pivotal march organized by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, which ended in violence at the Edmund Pettus Bridge near Selma. While trying to transport the tear-gased marchers in her car, she was shot by three members of the Ku Klux Klan. Suspects Eugene Thomas, Collie Leroy Wilkins Jr., and William Orville Eaton were found guilty of civil rights violations and later acquitted. The film also explores the FBI investigation in the aftermath of her death, as well as the reaction in the Liuzzo home. Home of the Brave was shown at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004 as part of the documentary competition.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/07/2006
UPC:
0037429208625
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
NR
Source:
Homevision
Time:
1:14:00

Special Features

Digitally mastered; 5.1 Dolby Surround; Deleted scenes; Viola Liuzzo's FBI file; State-by-state civil rights timeline; Photos, memorabilia & propaganda; Theatrical trailer; Liner notes by New Yorker staff writer Hilton Als; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mary Liuzzo Interviewee
Tony Liuzzo Interviewee
Sally Liuzzo Interviewee
Penny Liuzzo Interviewee
Sue Liuzzo Interviewee
Rose Mary Liuzzo Interviewee
Sander Vanocur Interviewee
J.L. Chesnut Interviewee
John Lewis Interviewee
Gloria Steinem Interviewee
Eric Jacobs Interviewee
Joanne Bland Interviewee
Alice West Interviewee
Gary May Interviewee
Spider Martin Interviewee
James Turner Interviewee
Phyllis Chesler Interviewee
Mary Stanton Interviewee
Warren Hanson Interviewee
Nicholas Katzenbach Interviewee
Leroy Moton Interviewee
Judge William Webster Interviewee
Murray Fromson Interviewee
Stockard Channing Narrator

Technical Credits
Paola di Florio Director,Producer,Screenwriter,Sound/Sound Designer
Linda Balaban Associate Producer
Karen Childs Score Composer
Joan Churchill Cinematographer
Juliane Crump Associate Producer
Nancy Dickenson Producer
Thomas G. Miller Editor
David Powell Score Composer

Read More

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Outskirts of Selma, 1965 [3:14]
2. J. Edgar Hoover & Jimmy Hoffa [4:01]
3. Sarah, Viola and Mary [4:39]
4. Atmosphere of Fear [3:27]
5. The Most Revolutionary Emotion [6:19]
6. Foot Soldiers of the Movement [5:58]
7. The Phone Rang at Midnight [6:28]
8. The Trial & KKK Conviction [2:37]
9. Gary Rowe & Smear Campaign [6:38]
10. The Official Story [7:34]
11. Wrongful Death Suit [2:26]
12. Looking for Tommy [2:50]
13. Fighting Tyranny [2:38]
14. The Right to Vote [4:08]
15. Tony Goes Underground [2:52]
16. At the Memorial [3:49]
17. End Credits [4:14]

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >