Son of the South actor: ‘It’s an honor to represent Jim Zwerg’

The Freedom Rider spoke again with director Barry Alexander Brown and actor Matt William Knowles, who portrays Zwerg in the film; Son of the South opens Friday in Montgomery at the Capri Theatre

When “Son of the South” opens Friday, Jim Zwerg’s role as a Freedom Rider will be shown on screens across the country.

But it may be a while before he’s able to see the film.

“I haven’t seen a movie in probably 15 years,” said Zwerg, 81, who lives in northwestern New Mexico. “I doubt that they’ll even show it around here. We’re probably 50 miles from the closest movie theater.”

If he were in Montgomery, he’d be able to catch it this weekend at the Capri Theatre, 1045 E. Fairview Ave. Showings will be Friday through Monday, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. nightly. For non-members, tickets are $10 for adults, and $4 for children 12 and under, and are available at

The film is based on Bob Zellner’s autobiography “The Wrong Side of Murder Creek.”  Zellner will be at the Capri for both Friday shows, and Saturday at 4 p.m. for an audience discussion.

Read the full article at Montgomery Advertiser

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