Get On Up – Viola Davis Series

It’s time to get funky with the first episode in our Viola Davis movie series for the month of February! This week we are joined by local content creator and videographer Taylor Yocum to discuss the star-studded James Brown biopic Get On Up starring Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis! Yocum joins us as we kick off Viola Davis month in one of her most unsung roles of her illustrious career as the estranged mother to music icon James Brown. Follow Taylor’s work from Art of Everything on YouTube! Released in 2014, Get On Up stars the late Chadwick Boseman as music icon James Brown, who during the 50’s through the 80’s changed popular music, ushering in a new wave of funky rock n roll. The film is directed by Tate Taylor, who reteams with The Help star Viola Davis, who portrays the estranged mother of a young Brown, and whom returns to his life after his rise to fame. Get On Up chronicles the career of Brown, from his upbringing in poverty, to his rise in the 1950’s, and his super-stardom of the 1960’s and 70’s. The film also stars Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, and Lennie James.

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About the Author
Casey Kelderman found a love for film at a very early age. One of his earliest memories of watching movies was the original Star Wars trilogy on VHS. Casey graduated from The University of Sioux Falls in 2017. At USF Casey produced weekly movie reviews and hosted a radio show. He graduated with a degree in Media Studies. Skills he learned in college have allowed him to help create Back Lot 605. He has produced and directed 4 short films. His favorite films include Halloween, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and Die Hard.
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