Sunday, February 28, 2010

Film version of Duke Professor's book, "Blood Done Sign My Name," opens Nation-Wide

Duke Divinity School notes the opening of Blood Done Sign My Name, the film version of Duke professor Timothy Tyson's fantastic best-selling memoir. Follow this link to read a recent article from The New York Times on Tyson and the film. Then follow this link to read The Fayetteville Observer in conversation with Tyson on his book and the new film version. We at New Creation hope you will make time to see it!

Read the full press release from Duke Divinity below:


A film version of Professor Timothy Tyson’s best-selling memoir “Blood Done Sign My Name” opens in theaters across the country on Feb. 19.

The film, directed by Jeb Stuart and starring Ricky Schroder and Nate Parker, brings to the screen Tyson’s story of Oxford, N.C. in 1970. Both book and film focus on the racially-motivated killing of a 23-year-old black U.S. Army veteran and the following social upheaval, including riots, boycotts, marches, and the burning of two tobacco warehouses.

Tyson’s book, which was made into a play, has won numerous honors, including the Southern Book Critics Circle Award, the 2004 Christopher Award and the North Carolinian Award. It was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and it won Tyson the prestigious Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion in 2006.

Learn more about the film and watch the trailer.

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