Press

“Alabama Moon” wins the California Readers medal for Middle School/Junior High fiction.
http://www.californiayoungreadermedal.org/

DALLAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

ALABAMA MOON has been selected to participate in this year’s DALLAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL April 8-18, 2010 See http://www.dallasfilm.org/ for more details.

OMAHA FILM FESTIVAL

ALABAMA MOON will be screened during the 2010 OMAHA FILM FESTIVAL March 11, 2010 at 5:30pm & March 13, 2010 at 11:15am. See http://www.omahafilmfestival.org for more details.

Director Tim McCanlies Makes ALABAMA MOON Shine
http://txactor.com/2009/10/27/director-tim-mccanlies-makes-alabama-moon-shine.html

A Full "Moon" with Austin's Tim McCanlies
http://www.austin360.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/austinmovies/entries/2009/10/25/austin_filmmaker_tim_mccanlies.html

"Alabama Moon, directed by Austin's Tim McCanlies, harkens back to the vintage Wonderful World of Disney films I used to watch on Sunday nights. Kid in trouble, the requisite mean and inept adults, the bully with a change of heart, and a few good and kind adults to bring about a happy ending. Austin favorite Clint Howard plays the constable who makes Moon's life really difficult after Moon's father dies. Alabama Moon is family fare, and will make some adults nostalgic." Submitted by Jenn Brown
http://www.slackerwood.com/node/885

Alabama Moon named one of the top 10 must-see movies of the Austin Film Festival by the Austin American Statesman
http://www.austin360.com/movies/content/movies/stories/austin360/2009/10/1022xlcover.html

Austin Film Festival

Director Tim McCanlies Makes ALABAMA MOON Shine
http://txactor.com/2009/10/27/director-tim-mccanlies-makes-alabama-moon-shine.html

A Full "Moon" with Austin's Tim McCanlies
http://www.austin360.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/austinmovies/entries/2009/10/25/austin_filmmaker_tim_mccanlies.html

"Alabama Moon, directed by Austin's Tim McCanlies, harkens back to the vintage Wonderful World of Disney films I used to watch on Sunday nights. Kid in trouble, the requisite mean and inept adults, the bully with a change of heart, and a few good and kind adults to bring about a happy ending. Austin favorite Clint Howard plays the constable who makes Moon's life really difficult after Moon's father dies. Alabama Moon is family fare, and will make some adults nostalgic." Submitted by Jenn Brown
http://www.slackerwood.com/node/885

Alabama Moon named one of the top 10 must-see movies of the Austin Film Festival by the Austin American Statesman
http://www.austin360.com/movies/content/movies/stories/austin360/2009/10/1022xlcover.html


Austin Film Festival

Alabama Moon will be showing during the AFF on Sunday October 25th at 4pm at the Paramount Theatre

http://aff.bside.com/2009/films/alabamamoon_aff2009

Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival Awards

Audience Choice Best Narrative Feature
Alabama Moon by Tim McCanlies

Character Actor Award
Clint Howard, Alabama Moon

Press Articles

Birmingham news
http://www.al.com/news/birminghamnews/metro.ssf?/base/news/1254039351291130.xml&coll=2

The Examiner
http://www.examiner.com/x-19307-Birmingham-Indie-Movie-Examiner~y2009m9d26-Exclusive-interview-with-Clint-Howard-about-new-film-Alabama-Moon



Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival Announces
Closing Night Films

http://www.sidewalkfest.com/pages/home/closing-night-films.php

Alabama Moon and True Adolescents
Birmingham, Alabama - August 27, 2009 - The Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival, recently recognized as one of MovieMaker magazine's "Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals", is pleased to announce that this year's festival will conclude with two very special closing night films, Alabama Moon, a heart-warming coming of age story set in the woods of Alabama and True Adolescents, a grittier coming of age tale, set in the woods of the great Northwest.

The World Premiere of Alabama Moon, directed by Tim McCanlies (Secondhand Lions), starring Jimmy Bennett (2009's Star Trek, Evan Almighty, Firewall, Poseidon), John Goodman (The Big Lebowski, Raising Arizona, O Brother Where Art Thou, The Babe), Clint Howard (Frost/Nixon, Halloween, Cinderella Man), and Uriah Shelton (currently filming Lifted in Birmingham). Beyond the title, Alabama Moon has many connections to the state of Alabama as the film is based on the award winning book, Alabama Moon, by Alabama native and resident, Watt Key, and was produced by Lee Faulkner, a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Alabama Moon is a family friendly film, set in the early 80's. Eleven-year-old Moon Blake (Jimmy Bennett) has spent most of his life hiding out in the forests of Alabama with his father, an anti-government radical who clings to conspiracy theories and trusts no one. Moon's life suddenly changes when the land they live on is sold to a lawyer just as his father becomes ill and suddenly dies. He has never known any truth but his Pap's and so he tries to follow his last instructions: make your way to Alaska where "people could still make a living off trapping." Moon quickly finds himself in the path of civilization, when the lawyer, Mr. Wellington (John Goodman), discovers him on his land. Thinking he is doing what is best for the boy, he calls the local authorities. Moon bolts, fearing the very thing he has been hiding from his entire life. Unfortunately, he is captured by the mean-spirited Constable Sanders (Clint Howard), who takes him to a boy's reform school to become property of the State. Here, Moon meets other boys his age and learns what friendship is all about. However, Moon is determined on getting to Alaska and escapes from the school bringing two of his friends Kit (Uriah Shelton) and Hal (Gabriel Basso) back to the forest to live with him. Moon uses his wilderness survival skills to outwit Constable Sanders and provide food and shelter for him and his friends. Moon writes smoke letters to his Pap, letting him know he is ok. However, Moon begins to question his father's beliefs when Hal leaves and Kit gets gravely ill and is in need of medical attention. As Moon encounters other lifestyles, true friends and true enemies, he adapts and learns to survive in the outside world, and even, perhaps, make his home there.

Alabama Moon will screen at the fabulous Alabama Theatre on Sunday, September 27 at 6:30pm.

Clint Howard, Gabriel Basso and Uriah Shelton are scheduled to attend, along with the film's producer, Lee Faulkner, and the films' composer Ludek Drizhal.