Dare Not Walk Alone
Dare Not Walk Alone (2006)

In 1964, only a few weeks before the Civil Rights Act became law, marking a crucial victory in the struggle for equal rights, Dr. Martin Luther King and his allies from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference staged a series of… More

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Release Date: November 11, 2008
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Jeremy Dean makes a valiant attempt to juxtapose past and present, but his goal is consistently undermined by an execution so muddled it's almost unwatchable...Even so, the film deserves to be seen, if only for its wealth of rare historical footage.

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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly

Inelegantly made and sometimes awkward in its transitions between the two eras, Dean's film nonetheless packs a punch, thanks to vivid archival footage from this lesser-known (compared to Montgomery, Selma, Birmingham) hotbed of Southern racial unrest.

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Eric Monder
Film Journal International

Even though this production was completed in 2006, the racial politics of the current presidential election make his film all the more significant.

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Andrew Barker
Variety

Dean's ability to explore history through such a local nexus creates a uniquely intimate document.

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Brent Simon
Los Angeles CityBeat

Directed by Jeremy Dean, Dare Not Walk Alone successfully avoids the trappings of many well-meaning civil rights docs that serve chiefly as grief mops for white liberal guilt.

Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

Brock's story and the vivid remembrances of protesters...Clumsier is Dean's attempt to revive calls for social justice regarding today's poverty-stricken West St. Augustine.

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Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Boxoffice Magazine

It's nothing short of breathtaking to see these demonstrations, and the clear and unmitigated cruelty incurred by these activists, from the points of view of general passersby.

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